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are there periods where a bipolar sufferer is 'normal' ie neither depressed nor manic?

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Dr. Adam King
Dr. Adam King answered
14 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Yes: The goal for treatment of bipolar is to achieve as many "normal" days as possible.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
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Dr. Imad Khreim
38 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Yes, a good percentage of patients with bipolar i achieve that euthymia ( not manic and not depressed). It requires working closely with your psychiatrist to fine tune and adjust medication in order to reach that goal. Psychotherapy is helpful in almost all cases in maximizing benefit.
Answered on Mar 23, 2020
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Bipolar: Indeed, yes, when responding to treatment.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016

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