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Manic-depressive illness... How close are scientists to finding a cure for it?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: We are not there
yet.
I am grateful that treatment for bipolar disorder has improved so much since I was a resident. There is hope for managing the disorder and improving quality of life but I don't know of any actual "cures" on the horizon. Take care.

In brief: We are not there
yet.
I am grateful that treatment for bipolar disorder has improved so much since I was a resident. There is hope for managing the disorder and improving quality of life but I don't know of any actual "cures" on the horizon. Take care.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Thank
Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Getting closer
At last we have semantic agreement on what constitutes bipolar disorder--what it is and is not.
The neurohormonal elements are now better elucidated; but not yet to the point where cure is a reasonable expectation. More likely there are several diverse conditions which mimic each other but work through different mechanisms; hence requiring different "cures".

In brief: Getting closer
At last we have semantic agreement on what constitutes bipolar disorder--what it is and is not.
The neurohormonal elements are now better elucidated; but not yet to the point where cure is a reasonable expectation. More likely there are several diverse conditions which mimic each other but work through different mechanisms; hence requiring different "cures".
Dr. Edward Smith
Dr. Edward Smith
Thank
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
In brief: Likely not
Manic depression, more precisely known today as bipolar disorder quite likely will not be curable anytime soon.
However, it can be managed effectively with therapy and mood stabilizing medications such as lithium and depakote.

In brief: Likely not
Manic depression, more precisely known today as bipolar disorder quite likely will not be curable anytime soon.
However, it can be managed effectively with therapy and mood stabilizing medications such as lithium and depakote.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
Thank
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