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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
There's a late onset: type which can present after age 60.

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Manic depressive: Psychotherapy & medication management, depending on type.
Dr. Miroslava Fox
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
See below: As was said before, medication to stabilize mood and psychotherapy. Psychotherapy will help with sx awareness, work on treatment adherence, establishi... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Agree with Dr. Fox: Optimum treatment for Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depressive Disorder) includes psychotropic medications, therapy (such CBT), regular adequate sleep, good... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Momen El Nesr
Addiction Medicine 39 years experience
Varies: Varies from hours to months.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Manic: Bipolar cycles usually last an average of few weeks, with exception of rapid cyclers who can show mood shifts day in/day out.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
I have seen : three to four months quoted for the average length of untreated mania. (http://www.patient.co.uk/health/bipolar-disorder-leaflet) However, please be a... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Manic Depressive: That is a good question and one that you should discuss with your doctor before going off of your medication. Usually we do not grow out of manic-depr... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Aka Bipolar disorder: Though depression is not required for diagnosis most people have both manic and depressive episodes and may have mixed episodes with features of both.... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry 36 years experience
No "cure": Unfortunately, never. You can be stabilized on medications or even without medications you may go for long periods of time with no significant episode... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Momen El Nesr
Addiction Medicine 39 years experience
If you suffer: If you suffer and have impairment of your functions, you will be better to become plain like everybody else.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
Child Psychiatry 43 years experience
Medications plus: Bipolar disorder almost always requires treatment with so-called mood stabilizers, of which there are several classes--lithium anticonvulsants, and an... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leslie Howell
psychiatry 20 years experience
Can vary: An untreated manic episode can last anywhere from a few weeks to even months. If the person has rapid cycling bipolar, their mood can cycle several t... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 35 years experience
These are different: Diagnosis. People with depression may have bouts with depression followed by periods when they are less depressed. They do not have manic episodes. Bi... Read More

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