Bipolar Disorder

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    A disorder that is marked by episodes of psychotic depression, excessive well-being or mixed episodes alternating with longer periods of relative normalcy. Manic episodes are characterized by elevated, expansive or irritable moods which are accompanied by hyperactivity, pressure of speech, flight of ideas, inflated self-esteem, decreased need for sleep, distractibility and excessive involvement in activities that have a high potential for painful consequences, which is not recognized. The depressive episodes are characterized by loss of interest or pleasure in all or almost all usual activities and pastimes, appetite disturbance, change in weight, sleep disturbance, psychomotor agitation or retardation, decreased energy, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, difficulty concentrating or thinking and thoughts of death or suicide or suicide attempts. During mixed episodes, the individual experiences rapidly alternating moods of sadness, irritability and euphoria.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Bipolar Education GroupAn educational support group for those with bipolar disorder, especially those who are newly diagnosed. A topic driven discussion takes place each meeting. Family and friends are welcome. LancasterMental Health America of Lancaster County - Support GroupsMental Health America of Lancaster County
    Bipolar Support Discussion GroupA peer-led support group for persons diagnosed with Bipolar Mood Disorder (Manic-Depression), their families and friends. Come to share strengths, coping mechanisms and concerns. Educational materials are available. LancasterMental Health America of Lancaster County - Support GroupsMental Health America of Lancaster County
    Child and Adolescent Bipolar ClinicThe Child and Adolescent Bipolar Clinic (CABS) is a specialty clinic that treats and studies children and adolescents with bipolar disorder. CABS was created in order to improve our understanding of bipolar disorder and provide state of the art assessment and treatment for children and adolescents suffering from this illness. Services provided at CABS includes outpatient evaluation, treatment, and clinical research trials for children and adolescents with bipolar disorder.AlleghenyChild and Adolescent Bipolar ClinicUPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
    Depression and Bipolar Support AlliancePatient-directed national organization provides scientifically based tools and information written in plain language about mood disorders. DBSA supports research to promote more timely diagnosis, develop more effective and tolerable treatments, and discover cures. The organization also works to ensure that people living with mood disorders are treated equitably. Depression and Bipolar Support AllianceDepression and Bipolar Support Alliance
    Depression and Bipolar Support AllianceA support group for people with a chronic depressive illness and their families. Provides ongoing community education and individual/family advocacy. Meets at Bellefield Towers, 8th Floor Room 847, 100 North Bellefield Street.AlleghenyDepression and Bipolar Support AllianceUPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
    Depression and Bipolar Support Group Advocacy Alliance ScrantonThis support group is for adults living with Depression or Bipolar illness for mutual direction and encouragement in a confidential and supportive setting. Meetings are held Mondays, 6:pm - 7 pm.LackawannaCommunity Development Disabilities ServicesThe Advocacy Alliance
    Depression and Bipolar Support Group - Pocono LakePeer support group, social activities and program speakers for depression/bipolar disorder consumers and their family and friends. Meets at Pocono Lake United Methodist Church on the second Thursday on the month from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. MonroeDepression and Bipolar Support AllianceDepression and Bipolar Support Alliance
    Depression and Bipolar Support Group - Pocono MountainPeer support group, social activities and program speakers for depression/bipolar disorder consumers and their family and friends.MonroeDepression and Bipolar Support AllianceDepression and Bipolar Support Alliance
    Depression Bipolar Support GroupA support group for those who have children/loved ones with bipolar challenges.MonroeLehigh Valley Hospital - PoconoLehigh Valley Health Network
    Erie County Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Behavioral Health ClinicIn addition to individual evidence-based therapy, group therapy, and medication management, the Behavioral Health Clinic offers programs to assist Veterans with crisis intervention, homelessness, employment, substance abuse, and more. Services are tailored for Veterans with any mental health needs including, but not limited to, posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, bipolar disorder, and psychosis.ErieErie County Veterans Affairs Medical CenterErie Veterans Affairs Medical Center
    Horsham Clinic - The Children's ProgramThe Horsham Clinic provides an inpatient unit for children four through twelve with severe emotional or behavioral problems. Generally, children are referred when they are unable to be safely maintained in the home or school environment. A comprehensive assessment and evaluation is completed to ensure appropriate diagnosis and treatment. Children who come to the program have a variety of problems including, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, bipolar illness, and other behavioral disorders. A special team of child psychiatrists, mental health social workers, nurses, allied therapists, teachers, and counselors work together to develop the most appropriate treatment plan. Extensive family therapy and education is provided. The Adolescent Inpatient Program also offers education and support on topics related to alcohol, drugs and risky behaviors led by a certified addictions counselor. MontgomeryThe Horsham Clinic - Montgomery; HorshamHorsham Clinic
    NAMI Connection Recovery Support GroupConnection support group - open to consumers with any diagnosis (depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, etc.) offer a structured group process designed to encourage, support and empower.CumberlandNAMI Pennsylvania Cumberland/Perry CountiesNAMI Pennsylvania Cumberland/Perry Counties
    New Directions - Home VisitsHome Visits offers support for individuals experiencing mental illness. The program is designed to visit families of people with mental illness to explain the illness to the family.MontgomeryNew Directions - Montgomery; AbingtonNew Directions
    New Directions - New DirectionsSharing of information and coping strategies for people with mood disorders and their loved ones.MontgomeryNew Directions - Montgomery; AbingtonNew Directions
    New Directions - Support GroupSupport Group is a gathering of individuals and families with bipolar disorder and depression to facilitate healing through camaraderie and storytelling. The program is designed to help individuals participate in society to the fullest through work, volunteerism and involvement in the community. Eligibility Criteria: - Must have a primary diagnosis of a mood disorder (depression or bipolar disorder) or be a family member or friend of an individual with a mood disorder - Must be under the care of a physician (preferably a psychiatrist) - Must not have an active substance abuse problemMontgomeryNew Directions - Montgomery; AbingtonNew Directions
    Online Support GroupsMood-disorder online support groups affiliated with the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA). Our goal is to help our support group participants towards wellness. Our groups are: - Led by trained facilitators who are peers, that is, individuals with a mood disorder - Certain groups open to family and friends with or without the patient/consumer - An empowering experience free of charge and no pre-registration required - NOT a therapy group ; we do NOT give professional advice - we just share mutual experiences to educate and support each other.730 N Franklin St, Suite 501, Chicago IL (Online Support Groups)Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance of NJ

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