Characterized by extreme changes in mood, from mania to depression, bipolar disorder is a serious mental health disorder that can lead to engagement in risky behavior, damaged relationships, and an overall decline in ability to function on a daily basis. Bipolar disorder can often be difficult to diagnose because the patterns of highs and lows will vary from person to person. In some individuals, depression or mania can last for weeks or months, for others they experience frequent and dramatic mood episodes. Fortunately, through proper therapeutic interventions and maintaining a regular medication regimen those with bipolar disorder are able to fulfill daily responsibility and obligations; leading full, productive lives.
Rolling Hills Hospital is a private acute inpatient psychiatric care center designed to treat the psychological and chemical dependency needs for adolescents, adults, geriatrics, and intellectually disabled patients. Located in the rural town of Ada, Oklahoma, our treatment hospital is situated on a serene landscape, which enables us to provide confidential care in a tranquil environment. Rolling Hills has been a leader in behavioral healthcare since 1988, which means we have years of experience working with all types of patients no matter what their needs may be. Let the compassionate staff at Rolling Hills help you get your life back.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment
Bipolar disorder is a difficult disorder, effecting marriages, careers, friendships, and finances. Living with someone who has been diagnosed with this disorder can be an emotional rollercoaster as you try to help your loved one and provide them with the support they need. Here are some tips that may help you cope with a bipolar loved one:
- Take the time to educate yourself about bipolar disorder including the symptoms and treatment options
- Pay attention to what your loved one has to say. Do not assume that you know what they are going through or how they are feeling
- Offer to drive them to the doctor or help with other daily tasks
- Encourage them to eat well, get sleep, and stay away from drugs or alcohol
- Be prepared for bad times
- Seek support for yourself and make sure you take care of your own needs
Why Consider Treatment at Rolling Hills Hospital
When not properly treated, bipolar disorder can lead to a number of disruptions in life. The distorted thinking and impaired judgment that are associated with a manic phase of bipolar disorder can lead to a number of different dangerous behaviors. This can include spending money without thinking, angry and/or violent behaviors, and engagement in openly promiscuous behaviors. In most cases, these behaviors are followed by low self-esteem and guilt, which come about during depressive phases. Manic phases can also create problems within the family and tensions with interpersonal relationships. Both depressive and manic phases can have significant negative impacts on a person’s ability to function in almost all areas of their life.
Because bipolar disorder affects each person differently an inpatient center that offers a variety of treatment methods is often the most beneficial choice when it comes to seeking professional treatment. In addition to a number of therapeutic counseling methods, an inpatient treatment clinic will provide you with medication to help stabilize mood and get your symptoms under control. While you are beginning the recovery process, an inpatient treatment center will provide you with a safe place so you can focus on healing. Treatment for bipolar disorder is a lifelong process and should be maintained even when you are feeling better. Inpatient treatment can get you started on the right path to a brighter future.
Our Philosophy and Benefits
At Rolling Hills Hospital it is our mission to provide superior behavioral healthcare services to the people, communities, and hospitals we serve. Our core values focus on honesty and fairness, treating people as we wish to be treated, and providing a level of care we would want for a family member. It is our goal to evaluate and stabilize any psychiatric disorder or substance abuse issue and increase each patient’s level of functioning within the community. An experienced psychiatrist leads our team, which also include psychologists, nurses, licensed therapists, social workers, certified nurse aids, mental health technicians, recreational therapists, and other healthcare professionals within the hospital setting.
Types of Treatment Offered at Rolling Hills Hospital
At Rolling Hills in Ada, OK, we maintain a treatment team of professionals all of whom are dedicated to providing high-quality care to each and every person that comes to us. All treatment regimens are individualized to meet the patient’s particular needs and stated in measurable terms within the patient’s treatment plan. Most of our services use a combination of medication and cognitive behavioral therapy, but our various treatment options tend to have additional, consistent needs. Your specific needs will determine which unit you will be placed in. The following are some therapeutic treatment methods that may be part of your treatment plan.
Medication management: At Rolling Hills, each one of our patients sees our psychiatrist at least three times a week for evaluation and medication management. All patients will be thoroughly evaluated and monitored throughout the course of treatment. Different types of medications are used to help control the symptoms of bipolar disorder. Because not everyone responds to medications in the same way your doctor will work with you to find the one that works best for you.
Individual therapy: All of our patients engage in individual therapy on a weekly basis, at least two hours a week for adolescents and at least once a week for all other units. During individual therapy, patients can learn to change harmful thought patterns and behaviors while also learning how to recognize the signs of an impending mood swing.
Group therapy: Here at Rolling Hills we offer a number of different process and expressive groups on a weekly basis. Topics will vary some depending upon the unit that is a person is in. However, some of the topics offered on each unit may include: coping skills, anger management, life skills, and managing mental illness.
Family therapy: Family therapy is an important part of the treatment process and is held at least once a week for each one of our patients. For the adolescent unit, family sessions must be held in person with a licensed therapist. Additionally, parents are encouraged to attend regular treatment meetings and can call to check on their child on a regular basis.
In addition to these therapeutic methods, Rolling Hills’ treatment center provides a number of other services that you may participate in during your stay with us. These include:
- Expressive therapies (art, music, pet therapy, tai chi)
- Daily school
- Emotions anonymous
Continued Care and Levels of Treatment
At Rolling Hills Hospital discharge planning begins at admission and is continuously re-evaluated throughout the patient’s stay in order to help ensure a smooth transition when a patient stay with us has come to an end. All discharge plans will be discussed at least once a week with family members, the centers where the patient has come from, and the patient themselves. When you are ready to transition to the next level of care we will do everything we can to make sure the appropriate plans are put in place to ensure continuity of care. Whatever you need, Rolling Hills can help.