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is bipolar disorder hard to cure

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shariq Refai
12 years experience in Psychiatry
There is no cure. : There is no cure for bipolar disorder. Medications help to control it and improve quality of life. There are no medications which can cure it.
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A female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience in Family Medicine
BPD: No, so far it has not been possible. It is best to be treated with a mood stabilizer plus antidepressants as needed. Maybe some day......but not yet. ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
38 years experience in Psychiatry
By definition: Bipolar disorder is a condition whose very definition is that emotional highs and lows are both extreme and cyclic. Moods in bipolar are unusually far ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience in Psychiatry
Remission: There are many disorders for which we do not have cures, such as diabetes. However, Bipolar Disorder can be put into remission, being without symptom ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stuart
44 years experience in Family Medicine
No: These conditions are thought to be due to an imbalance of certain chemicals in the brain. There is no surgical treatment at this time.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leslie Howell
19 years experience in psychiatry
No cure: There is no cure for depression or bipolar disorder. The most we can do is manage the symptoms. For bipolar disorder, medication is best. With depres ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Very different: Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder -- the person may cycle between depression and mania, with normal mood interspersed. Genetics may play a role. Asp ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Schiz. cure?: A question to be asked in another decade or so.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
17 years experience in Psychiatry
Bipolar disorder : Bipolar d/o is a biologically based disease that affects Pts moods. It can't be cured by cognitive remediation. Cognitive remediation can be helpful i ... Read More
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Bipolar combo: Good enough to control & contain the symptoms, generally speaking. If mood swings occur, suggestion to discuss with your prescribing doctor would be c ... Read More

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