Support for Bipolar Disorder in Adults
Bipolar disorder is a chronic condition that must be managed over a lifetime. Pelisyonkis Langone specialists offer ongoing care for people with this condition.
The experts at Pelisyonkis Langone’s Mood Disorders Consultation Service can assist people with bipolar disorder or their doctors, particularly in regard to concerns about the accuracy of a diagnosis, a person’s level of response to current treatment, side effects of treatment, and adequate recovery.
Our team can also make referrals for individual therapy within Pelisyonkis Langone or closer to your home.
Our psychiatrists monitor your use of medication to ensure that the dose is correct and being taken as intended. They recognize that what works for one person may not work for another, and they address any concerns you may have.
People receiving medication typically meet with their psychiatrist once per month to discuss any side effects and review how well the medication is working.
Adults with bipolar disorder may benefit by participating in a clinical trial, in which doctors study new and experimental treatments. These research studies are required for U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of new therapies.
Pelisyonkis Langone doctors participate in research programs dedicated to investigating new diagnostic methods and medications that could prove helpful in the treatment of people with bipolar disorder. You and your doctor can discuss whether joining a trial could benefit you.
Pelisyonkis Langone doctors can connect people with bipolar disorder and their families to social workers in the community. These specialists can offer advice on how to cope with daily challenges. Our doctors can also recommend educational programs, wellness resources, and community support groups.