At Crest View Recovery Center, we understand that bipolar disorder does not discriminate. It affects both men and women and is commonly diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 25. It is estimated that 2.9% of Americans have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Out of that estimate, 83% of those diagnosed are classified as severe cases.
A lot of people in North Carolina are uneducated about what bipolar disorder truly is. There are many instances when individuals have no idea how serious their condition is, and they go about living their daily life believing what they are feeling is normal. Because of this, many bipolar disorder cases go undiagnosed.
In order to cope with their symptoms, individuals faced with this disorder may turn to other substances to east the pain they are feeling inside. Some may turn to prescription drugs to give them a euphoric high to help them forget. Others may turn to alcohol and over consume to try to numb their emotions.