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What is the best meds for bipolar?
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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Mood stbilizers
Mood stabilizers & antipsychotics most bipolar pts are on more than one medication.

In brief: Mood stbilizers
Mood stabilizers & antipsychotics most bipolar pts are on more than one medication.
Dr. Douglas Bey
Dr. Douglas Bey
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Mood stabilizers
Mood stabilizers are used to treat bipolar disorder.
Lithium and depakote would be two examples of mood stabilizers but there are others, depending on symptoms, and depending on what works for the patient.

In brief: Mood stabilizers
Mood stabilizers are used to treat bipolar disorder.
Lithium and depakote would be two examples of mood stabilizers but there are others, depending on symptoms, and depending on what works for the patient.
Dr. Andrew Berry
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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine
In brief: No one best medicine
If manic, first line meds include lithium, valproate, haloperidol, carbamazepine, and "atypical psychotics" such as quetiapine (seroquel).
If depressed, many possibilities including lithium, valproate, and lamotrigine.If stable, then lithium, lamotrigine, or Risperidone shots or others are prescribed.This list is not complete, and choice depends on a number of factors; there is no one best medicine.

In brief: No one best medicine
If manic, first line meds include lithium, valproate, haloperidol, carbamazepine, and "atypical psychotics" such as quetiapine (seroquel).
If depressed, many possibilities including lithium, valproate, and lamotrigine.If stable, then lithium, lamotrigine, or Risperidone shots or others are prescribed.This list is not complete, and choice depends on a number of factors; there is no one best medicine.
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