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With bipolar people, is it possible to decrease or stop the mood swings?

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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
7 doctors agree

In brief: With Treatment

Yes, mood swings can be managed and sometimes eliminated through proper and consistent treatment.
Treatment will usually consist of a combination of talk therapy and medication therapy.

In brief: With Treatment

Yes, mood swings can be managed and sometimes eliminated through proper and consistent treatment.
Treatment will usually consist of a combination of talk therapy and medication therapy.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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4 doctors agree

In brief: Definitely

There are many medications, the so called "mood regulators" that do this.

In brief: Definitely

There are many medications, the so called "mood regulators" that do this.
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Dr. David Murdock
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Mood swings

If you have been correctly diagnosed with bipolar disorder, medications with mood stabilizing properties are the most effective.
These can be traditional mood stabilizers, such as lithium, depakote, tegretol, trileptal, lamictal, topirimate, or gabapentin. Atypical antipsychotics are often used during the acute stages of mania and less often for maintenance therapy. Healthy sleep habits are a must.

In brief: Mood swings

If you have been correctly diagnosed with bipolar disorder, medications with mood stabilizing properties are the most effective.
These can be traditional mood stabilizers, such as lithium, depakote, tegretol, trileptal, lamictal, topirimate, or gabapentin. Atypical antipsychotics are often used during the acute stages of mania and less often for maintenance therapy. Healthy sleep habits are a must.
Dr. David Murdock
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Bipolar

Bipolar I and bipolar II, In the first, manic phases are more severe, and in the second, depressive phases are more severe.
There is also cyclothymia which is a low grade version of bipolar disorder in general, where mood swings are not as severe in either direction, manic or depressive. Ideally, yes, mood swing intensity will decrease.

In brief: Bipolar

Bipolar I and bipolar II, In the first, manic phases are more severe, and in the second, depressive phases are more severe.
There is also cyclothymia which is a low grade version of bipolar disorder in general, where mood swings are not as severe in either direction, manic or depressive. Ideally, yes, mood swing intensity will decrease.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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