Does Your Son Struggle With
Resolution Ranch Academy Can Help
Resolution Ranch Academy can help your son by treating him for Bipolar Disorder, a condition characterized by periods of unusually high mood and energy followed by periods of abnormally low mood and energy level. His mood swings back and forth between exhilaration and dejection, tending towards the extremes when compared to the customary “ups and downs” which most people experience in life.
While he may experience normal phases sandwiched between, the high phase (clinically referred to as “manic”), could find him easily distracted, with racing thoughts, too much talking and too little desire to sleep, unreasonably elevated self-regard, bad decision making and temper control, engaging in uncontrolled behavior (i.e.: binge sexual activity, eating/substance use).
His “depressive” (clinically low) periods might be marked by excessive/disturbed sleep, reduced energy, isolation, remorse, annoyance, high anxiety, lack of interest in once-enjoyed friends or activities, suicidal thoughts or actions.
Family history and brain chemistry are considered factors, but causes for BPD are not clearly established. Other recognized factors include: a blood relative with BPD, substance abuse, excessive high stress or trauma.
How We Can Treat Your Son’s Bipolar Disorder at Resolution Ranch Academy
It is vitally important to correctly diagnose your child, particularly because of the self-threatening nature of many of the behaviors seen with Bipolar Disorder; in some cases, commitment (either voluntary or compulsory) will be appropriate, in order to allow treatment to progress. Early treatment is critical (i.e.: not confusing his symptoms with chronic depression) especially as there is a high suicide rate among teens with Bipolar Disorder.
There are certainly medications that can help control his BPD symptoms, which should be taken along with therapy from a qualified individual. Both are necessary for a lifetime, since it can be misleading to feel that symptoms are no longer evident, causing one to think that the problems may have disappeared and he’s been cured.
Does Your Son Need Help?
Consider Resolution Ranch Academy
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for Out-of-Control Teens
At Resolution Ranch Academy, we utilize a family-oriented approach that emphasizes teen therapy, nature, and community to help troubled boys discover constructive ways to manage anger and develop a positive value system. By implementing a personalized and nurturing treatment program for each teen, we address the full spectrum of emotional, behavioral, and academic problems that contribute to out-of-control behavior.
Resolution Ranch provides solutions to families dealing with troubled teen boys. For more information on our programs for troubled youth in Texas or to enroll your child in our treatment program, please contact the knowledgeable staff at Resolution Ranch.