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Mood Treatment Center for Bipolar Disorder

Get a free assessment to see if our program is right for you. Call 512-472-HELP (4357) and ask for our Mood Treatment Center.

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About Our Program to Treat Bipolar Disorder

The Mood Treatment Center offers an intensive 6-week program that provides extra help for people with bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that causes changes in mood, energy level and sleep. It can make day-to-day activities hard.

 

Our team works with you for several hours one day a week, over the course of 6-weeks. You see both a psychiatrist and therapist at every visit. In addition to those weekly appointments, you attend weekly group therapy and get support from a peer support specialist. The peer support specialist is an expert in recovery. They have many tools to share about living successfully with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder.

 

We use the latest, most effective models of therapy combined with medicine to help you improve your life at work, school and in relationships. We work with you to create a treatment plan that fits your needs.

Is the Mood Treatment Center Right for Me?

  • You suspect you may have bipolar disorder.
  • You have bipolar and are having trouble managing your symptoms.
  • You have bipolar and aren’t improving with current treatment.

CLINIC INFORMATION

E. 2nd Street Clinic
1631 E. 2nd Street
Austin, TX 78702

 

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8am to 5pm
Email: moodtreatmentcenter@integralcare.org
Call us and ask for Mood Treatment Center:
512-472-HELP (4357)

More About Bipolar Disoder

There are four types of bipolar disorder – bipolar I, bipolar II, cyclothymic disorder, and other specified or unspecified bipolar. All types involve changes in mood, energy level and the ease of day-to-day activities. Bipolar disorder used to be known as “manic-depression.” With effective treatment, people can and do recover.

  • Feeling sad, empty, irritable, or hopeless
  • Poor concentration
  • Poor memory
  • Poor attention
  • Being worried about minor issues
  • Sleeping less or more
  • Eating less or more
  • Being less active
  • Feeling easily tired
  • Less interested in sex
  • Feeling high, overly happy or excited
  • Feeling irritable, impatient or agitated
  • Having a lot of energy
  • Being more active than usual
  • Being more talkative than usual
  • Racing thoughts
  • Grandiose (really big) ideas and plans
  • Doing risky things
  • Spending too much money
  • Being sexually promiscuous
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Weekly One-On-One Therapy

Therapy gives you one-on-one emotional support. Medicine combined with therapy is the most effective treatment for bipolar disorder. We know it’s challenging to have a lot of appointments throughout the week. That’s why your therapy and psychiatrist appointments are booked one after the other.

We help you see your strengths, develop healthy coping skills and change unhealthy patterns. We use elements of a variety of therapies, depending on individual needs.

CBT focuses on the present, solving current problems and learning skills to change unhelpful thinking and behavior.

ACT teaches you acceptance and mindfulness tools. These tools help you slow down when you are stressed. They help you become more flexible and change your behavior.

DBT teaches you new skills to develop a life that you see as worth living. DBT increases awareness of emotions and impulses. The skills help you deal with stress and improve communication with others.

IPSRT helps you improve your mood by understanding and working with your biological and social rhythms.

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Weekly One-On-One Therapy (continued)

 

 

This is a plan to help you prevent a new mood episode. It can help stop a period of depression or mania before it starts.

A mood journal or diary helps you track your moods and behaviors. It can help identify what triggers your emotions and what helps your mood.

Motivational interviewing helps you set goals for making changes in your life. You look at things you feel conflicted about. You hopefully resolve whatever you are struggling with.

This is education and information to help you understand your mental health.

Focuses on solutions rather than the past events or problems that may have brought you to where you are. It helps you set goals that you can achieve to make your life better.

Visits With Our Psychiatrist & Medication

A large part of managing bipolar disorder involves getting your medicine right. Often medicine needs to be adjusted to fit an individual’s needs. You see your psychiatrist every week to ensure that your medicine is working for you. The psychiatrist is from our partner Dell Medical School.

Weekly Group Therapy for Bipolar Disorder

Group therapy is an effective part of treatment for anyone. You receive group support and a safe place to work on the way you relate to other people.

 

Therapy groups meet for an hour, once a week, for 6-weeks. Groups focus on one key issue at a time. Groups may cover insomnia, grief, psychoeducation or family therapy. In family therapy, members of your family attend group with you to learn more about bipolar and improve relationships.

Peer Support for Bipolar Disorder

Our peer support specialist has a diagnosis of bipolar disorder. Her life experience makes her a unique part of the team supporting you. She has valuable knowledge and tools to share. She can meet you at our clinic, at your home, out in the community or over the phone.

Referral To Other Services

We can refer you to other Integral Care services to maintain your mental and physical health, such as drug and alcohol treatment or help quitting tobacco.

About Our Partnership with Dell Medical School

In 2017, a new specialty mental health clinic – the Bipolar Disorder Center – opened in downtown Austin. Operated by clinicians from both Integral Care and Dell Medical School, the clinic is located at the Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences at UT Health Austin, the medical practice of the Dell Medical School.
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CLINIC INFORMATION

E. 2nd Street Clinic
1631 E. 2nd Street
Austin, TX 78702

 

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8am to 5pm
Email: moodtreatmentcenter@integralcare.org
Call us and ask for Mood Treatment Center:
512-472-HELP (4357)

Get a free assessment to see if our program is right for you. Call 512-472-HELP (4357) and ask for our Mood Treatment Center.