New Lifehouse Academy understands that you want to find help now for your teen girl who struggles with Bipolar Disorder. Please take a moment to look over this article, and then give us a call, (918) 435-8206.
Here’s What Bipolar Disorder Looks Like:
We at New Lifehouse can work with your daughter as she struggles with Bipolar Disorder, a condition characterized by periods of unusually high energy and moods, which alternate with abnormally low mood and energy level periods. Her mood likely swings back and forth, from elation to dejection, tending to extremes, when compared to the “ups and downs” normally experienced by most people in everyday life.
While experiencing normal phases sandwiched between, the elevated phase (clinically called “manic”) reveal her to be easily sidetracked, talking too much, sleeping too little, with racing thoughts and bad judgment and temper control, unsuitably high self-regard, and out-of-control behavior (sexual promiscuity, overindulgent drinking/eating/drug use).
Her “depressive” (clinically low) times might appear with anxiety, regret and gloom, irritation, disturbed sleep patterns, lost interest in once-enjoyed activities and lack of energy. Family history and brain chemistry are considered factors, but causes for BPD are not clearly established. Other acknowledged factors might include misbehavior, an excessive amount of high stress.
New Lifehouse – How We Can Help Your Girl with Bipolar Disorder.
It is essential to receive a proper diagnosis, especially in light of the self-threatening nature of many of behaviors seen with Bipolar Disorder; in some cases, commitment (either voluntary or not) will be called for, allowing treatment to progress. Early treatment is critical (as is making sure to differentiate her disorder from chronic depression) especially as there is a high suicide rate among teens with Bipolar Disorder. There are medications that can help control BPD symptoms, which should be taken along with therapy from a qualified individual. Both are absolutely requisite for a lifetime, since it can be deceptive to feel that symptoms are no longer evident, causing one to think that problems may have evaporated and she’s been cured.
New Lifehouse– When You Want Your Daughter Back, with Clear Thinking and Positive Pursuits.
We are a lower cost Christian boarding school designed for troubled or misbehaving girls, ages 14-18. Our goal is to provide teenage girls and their families with the tools and resources to help them begin to thrive academically, relationally and spiritually. We help once troubled girls begin living a fulfilling life, equipping them to become happy, confident, self-reliant and successful adults. You’ll see her recover her lost academic standing, raise her vision to see the greater possibilities in life and reach new and loftier goals.
Teen Challenge Oklahoma’s New Lifehouse Academy is nestled at the foothills of the Ozarks near Grand Lake on a 40-acre picturesque and peaceful property, with access nearby to over 900 acres of property with a large creek, wooded hills and trails.
Again, if your teen girl needs help with Bipolar Disorder, please call us at (918) 435-8206. We can help her be better prepared to meet life’s challenges and become a whole young woman.