Bipolar Disorders Specialist

Revîv Functional Psychiatry & TMS Wellness Center

Psychiatrist located in Fullerton, CA

Bipolar Disorder is one of the most common mental conditions treated at Revîv Functional Psychiatry & TMS Wellness Center in Fullerton, California. With her expertise and training in early Bipolar Disorder intervention, Dr. Hina Sidhu, MD helps countless men and women learn to stabilize their moods. If you have or think you have Bipolar Disorder, book an evaluation with Dr. Sidhu. You can use the online scheduling feature or call the clinic directly.

Bipolar Disorders Q & A

Revîv Functional Psychiatry & TMS Wellness Center

How are manic episodes different from depressive episodes?

During a manic episode, people with Bipolar I Disorder may feel high and on top of the world, or uncomfortably irritable and “revved up.“ During a depressive episode they may feel sad and hopeless. A hypomanic episode is similar to a manic episode but the symptoms are less severe and need only last four days in a row.

What is Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar Disorders are brain disorders that cause changes in a person’s mood, energy and ability to function. Bipolar Disorder is a category that includes three different conditions — Bipolar I, Bipolar II and Cyclothymic Disorder.

People with Bipolar Disorders have extreme and intense emotional states that occur at distinct times, called mood episodes. These mood episodes are categorized as manic, hypomanic or depressive. People with Bipolar Disorders generally have periods of normal mood as well.

Bipolar I Disorder is diagnosed when a person has a manic episode and the mood swing can be dramatic.

Bipolar II Disorder involves a person having at least one major depressive episode and at least one hypomanic episode.

Cyclothymic Disorder is a milder form of Bipolar Disorder involving many mood swings, with hypomania and depressive symptoms that occur often and fairly constantly. People with cyclothymia experience emotional ups and downs, but with less severe symptoms than Bipolar I or II.

Can you treat Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar Disorder is a lifelong condition, although it’s certainly manageable and you can live a long, healthy and productive life. With her extensive background in recognizing Bipolar Disorder symptoms and getting an accurate diagnosis, Dr. Sidhu can help treat your Bipolar Disorder.

Usually, people with Bipolar Disorder find hope and mood stabilization by combining psychotherapy (talk therapy) with medications. Modern medications used to treat Bipolar Disorder are different than antidepressants used to treat depression.

While you might need specialized antidepressants, you could also benefit from atypical antipsychotics or mood stabilizers. Dr. Sidhu strives to find the correct medication and dosage for your specific needs, so you can start living your best life.

To find out which Bipolar Disorder treatment is best for you, schedule an evaluation at Revîv Functional Psychiatry & TMS Wellness Center. Book online or over the phone.