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is bipolar disorder hard to cure

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shariq Refai
13 years experience 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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Bipolar disorder Tx: includes meds & non-pharm options. Meds fall into classes of mood stabilizers (Lithium​/ anticonvulsants like valproic acid, divalproex or lamotri ... Read More
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Dr. Carrie Cannon
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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
Dr. Mark Christensen
10 years experience Family Medicine
Unfortunately, no.: Unfortunately, bipolar disorder is an actual biologic problem that is best treated with medications that act on the brain, just as diabetes medicines ... Read More
Dr. James Okamoto
29 years experience Family Medicine
Unfortunately not: There are no well conducted, reproducible studies showing anyone cured of bipolar d/o naturally. It can go into remission for periods of time without ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
39 years experience 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
22 years experience 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 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stuart
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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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leslie Howell
20 years experience 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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Schiz. cure?: A question to be asked in another decade or so.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
18 years experience 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 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience 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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