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What is the treatment for manic-depressive disorder?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: Medications plus

Bipolar disorder almost always requires treatment with so-called mood stabilizers, of which there are several classes--lithium anticonvulsants, and antipsychotics.
Other types of support also may be valuable using individual or group therapy.

In brief: Medications plus

Bipolar disorder almost always requires treatment with so-called mood stabilizers, of which there are several classes--lithium anticonvulsants, and antipsychotics.
Other types of support also may be valuable using individual or group therapy.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. Lily Bhattacharya
Treatment is most efficacious when it is consistent and (medicine and /or therapy) and a stable living arrangement, low stress lifestyle are best for patients with this disorder.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Agree w Dr. Elliot

In addition to medications such as mood stabilizers and antipsychotic medications it is important to incorporate healthy living - adequate sleep, good nutrition, avoiding alcohol and illicit drugs, daily physical activity, healthy interpersonal relationships and therapy.
Seek emotional, physical and spiritual balance.

In brief: Agree w Dr. Elliot

In addition to medications such as mood stabilizers and antipsychotic medications it is important to incorporate healthy living - adequate sleep, good nutrition, avoiding alcohol and illicit drugs, daily physical activity, healthy interpersonal relationships and therapy.
Seek emotional, physical and spiritual balance.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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