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bipolar disorder

Bipolar Disorder


AKUA Mind & Body is more than just a treatment center or a residential facility; it’s a revitalizing retreat that provides holistic treatment programs for those who are in need of substance use and mental health treatment. Our integrative approach combines Eastern traditions with Western science to provide the highest quality of care.



The first step towards a clean and sober life

Get Clean

For most people, the path to recovery begins with detox. During this treatment process, our clients are carefully supervised 24/7 by a trained medical staff.

Residential Treatment

A supportive living environment

Mind & Body

After detox, the residential treatment program is the second phase of mental health and addiction treatment where our clients are under the 24/7 care and supervision of out skilled clinical team.


Continued structured support

Plan Success

(PHP) is a type of outpatient treatment program that caters to individuals with a substance use disorder, mental health disorder, or co-occurring disorders who require a higher level of care than the standard outpatient care can provide.


Maintaining sobriety

Work the plan

IOP treatment clients will have completed a more intensive treatment program such as residential treatment (RTC) or partial hospitalization (PHP). IOP provides a strong foundation for a successful recovery.

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Ongoing aftercare

Live life

Virtual Outpatient Programs replicate a similar experience as you’d receive through face-to-face individual and group therapy sessions. OP creates accountability

Mental health

Co-Occurring Disorders and Mental Illness

Care for your mind

Mental illness refers to a wide range of mental health disorders that affect an individual’s mood, thinking, and behavior.


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Explain your situation, provide HMO or PPO Insurance information, and get a clinical consultation.

Step 2



Review your benefits, determine out of pocket costs (if any) and receive your clinical assessment to determine if treatment is right for you.

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Get into Akua and start the treatment you need, now. Our programs are tailored to you to move you towards success.


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Bipolar Disorder

Living a happy and fulfilling life with bipolar disorder is a definite possibility. AKUA Mind & Body is here to help! We utilize a blended therapy approach to treat the whole person, taking mental and social factors into consideration, rather than treating just the symptoms of bipolar disorder. Our treatment program provides clients with the tools needed to effectively manage the extreme highs and lows of this mental health condition. Bipolar disorder is commonly referred to as “manic depression”, because individuals experience very high moods (mania) and very low moods (depression). Bipolar disorder is a punctuated disorder rather than a cyclical disorder, and many individuals can act and feel completely normal in between depressive and manic episodes.

Bipolar disorder symptoms

Bipolar disorder symptoms can be broken down into Manic symptoms and Depressive symptoms. 

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There are three main bipolar subtypes: 

  • Bipolar disorder type I
  • Bipolar disorder type II 
  • Cyclothymic disorder

Bipolar disorder type I (BPI) is characterized by at least one episode of mania, which leads to hospitalization or significant impairment in functioning. Individuals with bipolar I experience at least one manic episode in their lives. Although not required for the formal diagnosis, the vast majority will also experience major depressive episodes. The manic episodes are the defining characteristic of bipolar disorder type I.

In comparison, bipolar disorder type II (BPII) is characterized by severe depression combined with punctuated hypomanic episodes, in other words, the “up” moods never reach full-blown mania, and instead, depression is the major feature. Hypomania is a less severe form of mania that does not result in psychosis or cause impairments in social or occupational functioning.

Cyclothymic disorder is diagnosed in individuals who have both hypomanic and depressive symptoms for at least two years without meeting the full criteria for hypomania, mania, or major depression. 

Although episodes of mania or depression can occur anytime, environmental stressors such as lack of sleep or psychosocial stressors such as financial strain, relationship conflicts, work stress or trauma in the home, play a significant role in triggering both mania and depression. Since manic and depressive episodes can be triggered, many mental health experts recommend psychotherapy to help individuals learn healthy coping skills and put them into practice when these stressors arise. 

AKUA Mind and Body utilizes a blend of holistic approaches combined with evidence-based treatment and medication assistance to help individuals who have been affected by bipolar disorder. This treatment approach allows clients to recognize their underlying triggers and then provides guidance to develop healthy coping skills.

Manic symptoms include the following:

  • Distractibility
  • Racing thoughts/flight of ideas: rapid speech that changes focus from moment to moment based on association, distractions, or plays on words.
  • Irresponsibility and erratic behavior
  • Grandiosity or overconfidence
  • Increased activity associated with weight loss and sexual libido  
  • Decreased sleep
  • Pressured speech 

Severe mania can involve psychosis, which is characterized by hallucinations or delusions. Hallucinations can cause an individual to see, hear, or feel things that are not there, and delusions are distorted thoughts that cause individuals to believe that certain things are true when they are not. 

Depressive symptoms include the following:

  • Decreased energy
  • Irritability
  • Changes in weight and appetite
  • Changes in sleep
  • Difficulty concentrating, thinking or making decisions
  • Sadness
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Feelings of guilt
  • Psychomotor agitation: feelings of restlessness, tremors and meaningless movements

AKUA Mind & Body Treatment Program

AKUA Mind and Body utilizes a blend of holistic approaches combined with evidence-based treatment and medication assistance to help individuals who have been affected by bipolar disorder. This treatment approach allows clients to recognize their underlying triggers and then provides guidance to develop healthy coping skills.

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