What is the best way to treat bipolar disorder?

See a doctor. Treatment of many psychiatric disorders may be individualized, that is what is best for one person might not be the best choice for another. People may respond differently to the same medication. So it's best to talk this over with your doctor.

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What is the best way to find an expert psycho-pharmacologist to treat treatment resistance depression in bipolar disorder?

Try Psychology Today. If you are looking for a psycho-pharmacologist, take a look at psychology today's website. There are profiles of psychiatrist & psychologists from around the country including a description of their specialties. Many have their profiles certified by the website. Read more...
Psychopharmacologist. Psychiatrists are the physician experts in psychopharmacology. Board certification in psychiatry includes this, and no additional certification is needed. You could try psychology today listings, but also contact your local psychiatric association: http://www.Psychiatry.Org/network there's also a database of self-identified psychopharmacologists at: http://tinyurl.Com/omqmhr6. Read more...

Withdraw from Vyvance? It might be aggravating bipolar disorder. What's the best way?

Not on the Internet. I would advise you to avoid any recommendation from a stranger on the internet about mental health treatments. This discussion is for you and the doctor who cares for you to have. It would be inappropriate for any of us to advise you on changing your drugs for mental health. Read more...
See your doctor. I would recommend you work with your psychiatrist on treatment options and medical management. Psychotropics medications cannot be started, re-started, or stopped without monitoring, and titration. Read more...

What is one of the best medication to treat type 1 bipolar disorder?

That depends. If the person is acutely manic than an atypical antipsychotic may be a good choice. Mood stabilizers are helpful for long term treatment. Different people respond better to one drug than another. It is very individual. Many of my patients are happy with Lamictal as well as abilify (aripiprazole). But that doesn't mean they are the best. Read more...

In addition to going to the doctor or therapist what's the best way to diagnose bipolar disorder?

You really can't. If you want to know the criteria for bipolar disorder you can check the dsm-v, it will give you a list of things to look for, but you need to have an objective trained person to evaluate if a person has these symptoms. It can be scary to go to a therapist and/or doctor, but if a person does have bipolar disorder there is treatment. Life can be so much better with treatment. Best wishes. Read more...