10 doctors weighed in:
Can a mood disorder can be completely cured or we have to manage it for entire life?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
9 doctors agree
In brief: It depends
There is much variability in the type of mood disorder (bipolar i vs major depressive disorder vs dysthymia, etc) as well as the severity of these disorders.
Some people may have only one serious depressive episode in their lifetimes; others have them repeatedly and need ongoing treatment. Also, our social connections can either help us become more resilient, or can pull us back into illness.

In brief: It depends
There is much variability in the type of mood disorder (bipolar i vs major depressive disorder vs dysthymia, etc) as well as the severity of these disorders.
Some people may have only one serious depressive episode in their lifetimes; others have them repeatedly and need ongoing treatment. Also, our social connections can either help us become more resilient, or can pull us back into illness.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Miroslava Fox
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree
In brief: See Below
Once you had a mood disorder, there's always a possibility for another episode.
You would have to learn how to manage stress, how to become aware of symptoms, how to take care of yourself, learn good sleep hygiene; and most of all, work toward learning what triggered your initial episode. Having a "crisis card" -- with names of people to call, things to do, your supports will also be helpful.

In brief: See Below
Once you had a mood disorder, there's always a possibility for another episode.
You would have to learn how to manage stress, how to become aware of symptoms, how to take care of yourself, learn good sleep hygiene; and most of all, work toward learning what triggered your initial episode. Having a "crisis card" -- with names of people to call, things to do, your supports will also be helpful.
Dr. Miroslava Fox
Dr. Miroslava Fox
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