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Can a sudden switch in medication cause mania?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Sometimes: Some types of medication have been known to trigger mania/ hypomania in patients with bipolar disorder or bipolar predisposition. Stimulants and antidepressants can sometimes be a trigger.

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