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What is the treatment for bipolar disorder ?

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Dr. Miroslava Fox
Clinical Psychology
17 doctors agree

In brief: Medication/PsychT

Medication and psychotherapy both help with bipolar disorder in different ways.
Medication will help with mood fluctuations and psychotherapy will help with symptom recognition and prevention as well as establishing routine/schedule, improving sleep, coping with the diagnosis of bipolar and looking for the triggers of mood swings.

In brief: Medication/PsychT

Medication and psychotherapy both help with bipolar disorder in different ways.
Medication will help with mood fluctuations and psychotherapy will help with symptom recognition and prevention as well as establishing routine/schedule, improving sleep, coping with the diagnosis of bipolar and looking for the triggers of mood swings.
Dr. Miroslava Fox
Dr. Miroslava Fox
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Mood stabilizers

Mood stabilizers are used to treat bipolar disorder.
Lithium and depakote would be two examples of mood stabilizers but there are others, depending on symptoms, and depending on what works for the patient.

In brief: Mood stabilizers

Mood stabilizers are used to treat bipolar disorder.
Lithium and depakote would be two examples of mood stabilizers but there are others, depending on symptoms, and depending on what works for the patient.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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Dr. Danny Westmoreland
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Stabilize

After making sure you are not ingesting chemicals that depress or excite you, the medicines used to treat bipolar mainly stabilize the patient from the extremes of the depression or manic periods.

In brief: Stabilize

After making sure you are not ingesting chemicals that depress or excite you, the medicines used to treat bipolar mainly stabilize the patient from the extremes of the depression or manic periods.
Dr. Danny Westmoreland
Dr. Danny Westmoreland
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