Does Your Daughter Have Bipolar Disorder?
Clearview Girls Academy Can Help
Clearview Girls Academy, one of the top boarding schools for troubled girls in the nation, can treat your daughter as she struggles with Bipolar Disorder. Bipolar Disorder is characterized by unusually high mood and energy alternating with periods of abnormally depleted mood and energy level. Her frame of mind swings back and forth between feelings of joy and despair, tending towards the extremes compared to the regular “ups and downs” that virtually everybody experiences.
While she may experience typical phases in between, the high phase (clinically referred to as “manic”) might find her easily agitated, with racing thoughts, inappropriately high self-esteem, too much talking and too little need for sleep, poor judgment and temper control, little self-control and engaging in reckless behavior (i.e., sexual activity, binge drinking/eating/self-medication use).
Her “depressive” (clinically low) episodes might be marked by anxiety, guilt, remoteness, anger, sadness, low energy, excessive/disturbed sleep, loss of interest in activities or friends she once enjoyed, and suicidal thoughts or actions.
Family history and brain chemistry are considered factors, but BPD’s causes are unknown. Other recognized factors include a blood relative with BPD, substance misuse, and an excessive amount of a high-stress or traumatic situation.
Clearview Offers an Ideal Remote Setting to Help Your Daughter with Bipolar Disorder
Your daughter must receive a correct diagnosis, mainly because of the self-threatening nature of many of the behaviors associated with Bipolar Disorder; in some cases, commitment (either voluntary or involuntary) will be called for to allow treatment to proceed. The (attempted) suicide rate for girls with BPD is ten times the general population, so early treatment is crucial (i.e., not confusing her symptoms with chronic depression).
There are indeed medications that can help your daughter control her BPD symptoms, which should be taken along with therapy from a qualified individual. It can be misleading to think that symptoms have disappeared, causing one to believe that her problems may have disappeared and she’s been cured. Still, we know that the last thing you’d want is for Bipolar Disorder to control her life again; both are required for a lifetime!
Helping Girls with Compulsive Personality Disorder
Clearview Girls Academy specializes in treating girls ages 13-21 who exhibit inappropriate behaviors like CPD. With our interdisciplinary team of psychotherapists, psychiatric specialists, licensed teachers, and mentors, we’ll help your daughter solve the complex issues she faces and start on a new and more productive path in her life.
We will create an individualized treatment plan for her medical, emotional, and psychological needs. Clearview is very personable and relational but highly structured, emphasizing a nutritionally balanced diet, physical activities, and outdoor events, and forged to educate your daughter in a healthy lifestyle.