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What worsens symptoms of bipolar disorder?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry
8 doctors agree

In brief: Bipolar

Not taking meds regularly, drinking, drug abuse, excess caffeine, poor sleep hygiene, poor diet and lack of exercise.
Sometimes antidepressant meds make bipolar worse. Usual treatment is with mood stabilizers. Antidepressants may be tried in addition is used sparingly and temporarily.

In brief: Bipolar

Not taking meds regularly, drinking, drug abuse, excess caffeine, poor sleep hygiene, poor diet and lack of exercise.
Sometimes antidepressant meds make bipolar worse. Usual treatment is with mood stabilizers. Antidepressants may be tried in addition is used sparingly and temporarily.
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Bipolar

Agree with dr. Liebowitz, & add that stress & lack of social support are other factors.

In brief: Bipolar

Agree with dr. Liebowitz, & add that stress & lack of social support are other factors.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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