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What are the best meds for the treatment of bipolar type 2?

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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Same as bipolar 1

Mood stabilizers & antipsychotics.

In brief: Same as bipolar 1

Mood stabilizers & antipsychotics.
Dr. Douglas Bey
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Dr. Alfredo Soto
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No one medicine

While there is some evidence that Depakote works better than lithium for bipolar 2 disorder, there is no clear evidence that one medication works best for that form of bipolar disorder.
It really depends on the symptom cluster you are treating (in other words a depression or a mania/hypomania).

In brief: No one medicine

While there is some evidence that Depakote works better than lithium for bipolar 2 disorder, there is no clear evidence that one medication works best for that form of bipolar disorder.
It really depends on the symptom cluster you are treating (in other words a depression or a mania/hypomania).
Dr. Alfredo Soto
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