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What are some treatments for bipolar disorder?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
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In brief: Bipolar

Main tx is mood stabilizers.
Other medications are added depending on presentation, such as anxiety meds., antidepressants, antipsychotics. Also psychotherapy.

In brief: Bipolar

Main tx is mood stabilizers.
Other medications are added depending on presentation, such as anxiety meds., antidepressants, antipsychotics. Also psychotherapy.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Treatment

for bipolar disorder includes medications & non-pharmacological options.
Meds often fall into the classes of mood stabilizers (Lithium,?/ anticonvulsants such as valproic acid, divalproex or lamotrigine) & atypical antipsychotics (Quetiapine, aripiprazole, olanzapine or risperidone). Treatment may include psychoeducation, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychotherapy, family or group therapy.

In brief: Treatment

for bipolar disorder includes medications & non-pharmacological options.
Meds often fall into the classes of mood stabilizers (Lithium,?/ anticonvulsants such as valproic acid, divalproex or lamotrigine) & atypical antipsychotics (Quetiapine, aripiprazole, olanzapine or risperidone). Treatment may include psychoeducation, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychotherapy, family or group therapy.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Transcranial magnetic stimulation or electroconvulsive therapy might be considered for refractory cases.
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