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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
WIth difficulty: There are things you can do in your lifestyle to mitigate the severity of manic and depressive episodes -- including consistent sleep, regular exercis ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
38 years experience Psychiatry
No, but yes: There is no "cure" for bipolar. But as you note, medication can do an excellent job of controlling the symptoms. "normality" may not be the right goal ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Hmmmm . . . .: Depending on the severity, depression may be treated successfully without medication -- often through psychotherapy, good exercise, healthy diet, and ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Ragusea
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Bipolar Treatment: The research clearly shows that people suffering from bipolar disorder have the best outcomes with a combination of medication and psychotherapy. Psy ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Underwood
62 years experience Psychiatry
Yes and no.: Does "better" mean improved or cure? There is no cure. If you have it, you have it for life. One has mood swings so one could get better with or wi ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
It varies greatly: I have patients in my practice I have been seeing once a year for 21 years and they have been stable on lithium the whole time. Others have to be see ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes, if medication: is keeping your moods balanced you could be a school teacher. People with bipolar can work and live productive lives, although at times it can be chal ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Depakote: Blood test to measure the Depakote level.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
39 years experience General Practice
Natural intervention: There are no biological markers for the diagnoses of bipolar disorder or the other psychiatric disorders & so such a diagnosis is never for certai ... Read More
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
It's every person's: Right to keep personal medical information confidential. When he or she is ready to share or ask for support, he/she will let you know. You have the r ... Read More
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