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What is the best medication or best treatment we can get for bipolar affective disorder?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Everyone is unique
Mood stabilizers (lithium, tegretol, depakote, lamictal) are used primarily--antipsychotics are frequent adjunctive medicines as are antidepressants & minor tranquilizers--most bipolar pts require a combination of drugs to stabilize their mood swings.

In brief: Everyone is unique
Mood stabilizers (lithium, tegretol, depakote, lamictal) are used primarily--antipsychotics are frequent adjunctive medicines as are antidepressants & minor tranquilizers--most bipolar pts require a combination of drugs to stabilize their mood swings.
Dr. Douglas Bey
Dr. Douglas Bey
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Dr. Miroslava Fox
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree
In brief: See below
The most optimal treatment for bipolar involves combination of medication (mood stabilizer and antidepressants) as well as psychotherapy.
Medication will help you with controlling your moods, while psychotherapy will help with coping with disease, symptom awareness, building up routine, self-care, relaxation and working on figuring out how to handle stress in genera land triggers for your sx.

In brief: See below
The most optimal treatment for bipolar involves combination of medication (mood stabilizer and antidepressants) as well as psychotherapy.
Medication will help you with controlling your moods, while psychotherapy will help with coping with disease, symptom awareness, building up routine, self-care, relaxation and working on figuring out how to handle stress in genera land triggers for your sx.
Dr. Miroslava Fox
Dr. Miroslava Fox
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Comprehensive Tx
The best treatment for bipolar disorder is one that includes a combination of both medication and therapy.
Therapy addresses education about the disorder and coping skills to address some of the symptoms and interpersonal problems that arise from the disorder and medication to address the chemical changes that are associated with it. The.

In brief: Comprehensive Tx
The best treatment for bipolar disorder is one that includes a combination of both medication and therapy.
Therapy addresses education about the disorder and coping skills to address some of the symptoms and interpersonal problems that arise from the disorder and medication to address the chemical changes that are associated with it. The.
Dr. Bernadette Onuoha
Dr. Bernadette Onuoha
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
In brief: Bipolar
Agree.
Also best medications are ones with fewest side-effects, which would encourage compliance.

In brief: Bipolar
Agree.
Also best medications are ones with fewest side-effects, which would encourage compliance.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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