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Bipolar disorder is an episodic illness characterized by alternating periods of depression, lack of motivation, and poor concentration, as well as periods of euphoria and increased activity. These mood swings occur irregularly and can significantly impact an individual's quality of life and psychosocial development.
The onset of the disorder usually occurs in early adulthood, a time when important life decisions are typically made. Therefore, early detection and timely intervention are crucial. The main treatment strategies involve medication and psychotherapy.
To receive a diagnostic evaluation at our clinic, it is necessary that no prior diagnosis of bipolar disorder has been made. In the case of seeking a second opinion, a recent referral from a board-certified psychiatrist or a licensed psychologist, along with relevant medical reports, is required.
A team of experienced psychologists and physicians using diagnostic tools and comprehensive clinical interviews conducts the diagnostic assessment.
After the diagnostic assessment, we will provide guidance on specific pharmacological, psychotherapeutic, and other treatment options. Our goal is to assist you in developing an individualized treatment plan that supports adequate and preventive management of bipolar disorder. In addition, our outpatient services include psychoeducational groups, social work counseling, as well as occupational, art, sports, and music therapies. Our treatment recommendations are aligned with the current S3 guidelines.
Information about our ongoing research projects can be found on the website of the Affective Disorders Research Group
Study Participants Wanted:
For an online survey on unmet care needs and the use of digital health services, we are currently seeking individuals diagnosed with bipolar affective disorder: Link
We offer a consultation for young adults who are concerned about developing bipolar disorder. Our services include comprehensive diagnostic assessments and treatment recommendations.
For initial contact, we provide a telephone consultation on Wednesdays between 10 am and 12 pm through the Early Detection and Treatment Center (Phone number: +49 30 450 517 078).
To effectively manage bipolar disorder, it is crucial to have a solid grasp of its primary characteristics. Additionally, sharing experiences with fellow individuals impacted by the disorder can complement the therapeutic journey.
We offer a regularly scheduled psychoeducation group consisting of eight sessions.