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What are some ways to smash symptoms of bipolar disorder?

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Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry
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In brief: Mood stabilizers

Mood stabilizers like lithium, depakote, and Lamictal are the key to treatment of bipolar. Abilify (aripiprazole) or seroquel may also be used especially if there are any psychotic symptome.
There are many other options for treatment resistant cases and sometimes an antidepressant may be added to a mood stabilizer if depression is persistent.

In brief: Mood stabilizers

Mood stabilizers like lithium, depakote, and Lamictal are the key to treatment of bipolar. Abilify (aripiprazole) or seroquel may also be used especially if there are any psychotic symptome.
There are many other options for treatment resistant cases and sometimes an antidepressant may be added to a mood stabilizer if depression is persistent.
Dr. John Moranville
Dr. John Moranville
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Treatment

for bipolar disorder includes medications & non-pharmacological options.
Meds often fall into the classes of mood stabilizers (Lithium,?/ anticonvulsants such as valproic acid, divalproex or lamotrigine) & atypical antipsychotics (Quetiapine, aripiprazole, olanzapine or risperidone). Treatment may include psychoeducation, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychotherapy, family or group therapy

In brief: Treatment

for bipolar disorder includes medications & non-pharmacological options.
Meds often fall into the classes of mood stabilizers (Lithium,?/ anticonvulsants such as valproic acid, divalproex or lamotrigine) & atypical antipsychotics (Quetiapine, aripiprazole, olanzapine or risperidone). Treatment may include psychoeducation, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychotherapy, family or group therapy
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Transcranial magnetic stimulation or electroconvulsive therapy might be considered for refractory cases.
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