Bipolar Disorder

Psychiatrists located in Murray Hill, Midtown East, New York, NY

Bipolar Disorder

About Bipolar Disorder

When the drastic mood swings of bipolar disorder put limitations on your life, you can find the expert care you need at NYC Psychiatric Associates. The experienced psychiatric team specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder symptoms in children and adults. They offer strategies like psychotherapy, prescription mood stabilizers, and medication management to help you live a productive and healthy life. Call the office in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Manhattan, New York, today to schedule a bipolar disorder consultation or book an appointment online.

Bipolar Disorder Q&A

What is bipolar disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that causes severe mood swings that range from extreme highs (mania) to extreme lows (depression).

The lifelong condition can trigger frequent mood swings throughout the year, or you might have just a few episodes of mania or hypomania (a less severe form of mania) and depression, depending on the type of bipolar disorder you have.

NYC Psychiatric Associates offers comprehensive care for the three categories of bipolar disorder:

Bipolar I

Bipolar I disorder causes at least one manic episode followed by a major depressive episode. Manic episodes can be severe enough to cause psychosis, a condition where you lose touch with reality.

Bipolar II

Symptoms of bipolar II disorder include at least one depressive episode followed by at least one hypomanic episode.

Cyclothymic disorder

Cyclothymic disorder describes the experience of having hypomanic and depressive symptoms for at least two years as an adult or at least one year as an adolescent.

The experienced psychiatric team customizes a treatment plan to help you stay in control of bipolar symptoms so you can live a productive, fulfilling life. They meet with you in the office or virtually through the online telemedicine platform. 

When should I seek medical care for bipolar disorder?

Schedule a diagnostic evaluation at NYC Psychiatric Associates if you or your child experience symptoms of bipolar disorder, such as:

  • Persistent sadness or hopelessness
  • Intrusive or racing thoughts
  • Very high or very low energy levels
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Loss of interest in hobbies and other activities

It’s also important that you seek immediate medical attention at the nearest hospital emergency room or call 911 if you have thoughts of self-harm or suicide. The NYC Psychiatric Associates team can follow up on your care plan after your hospital discharge.

How is bipolar disorder treated?

Managing bipolar symptoms in the long term typically involves psychotherapy and medications.


The NYC Psychiatric Associates team offers personalized psychotherapy sessions in-office and through the online telemedicine platform. Therapy gives you the tools you need to cope with bipolar challenges.


Medications like mood stabilizers can provide lasting relief of depressive symptoms, manic behaviors, and low energy. The team carefully supervises your use of bipolar disorder drugs through their medication management services.

Call NYC Psychiatric Associates today to schedule a bipolar disorder evaluation or book an appointment online.