Much madness is divinest sense
To a discerning eye;
Much sense the starkest madness.
‘Tis the majority
In this, as all, prevails.
Assent, and you are sane;
Demur,– you’re straightaway dangerous,
And handled with a chain.

Emily Dickenson

What is Bipolar Disorder?

What is Bipolar Disorder?

Seek bipolar therapy to manage mania and depression in Berkeley, CA

Bipolar disorder is characterized by alternating periods of mania and depression. Mania is an emotional high where you may experience a state of ecstasy or freedom. Depression is your emotional low, which may involve feelings of hopelessness, misery or worthlessness.

Stephen L. Salter PsyD believes that your manic state can be explored through bipolar therapy. Depression and mania should be understood as a human problem, not a neurological one. Call today to schedule an appointment with a bipolar therapist in Berkeley, CA

The psychology of mania and depression

Mania is sometimes described as an attempt to break free from your life’s intrusive or oppressive forces. It’s also considered a defense against depression or a movement toward an attempt to establish freedom. Since mania cannot be sustained, it’s often followed by periods of debilitating depression. It’s at this point that many individuals seek bipolar therapy.

Contact a psychotherapist in Berkley, CA today to get started on your bipolar therapy sessions. We’ll work together to strengthen your psychological organization and build the foundation for a sustainable life.