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What medicine is good for bipolar ?

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Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Fyi

I cannot suggest a particular medication, but the first line agents for bipolar disorder are usually atypical antipsychotics, lithium and depakote, sometimes lamictal.
Antidepressants alone without a mood stabilizer are not recommended but may be used with adequate mood stabilizers...Ask your doctor which may benefit you best.

In brief: Fyi

I cannot suggest a particular medication, but the first line agents for bipolar disorder are usually atypical antipsychotics, lithium and depakote, sometimes lamictal.
Antidepressants alone without a mood stabilizer are not recommended but may be used with adequate mood stabilizers...Ask your doctor which may benefit you best.
Dr. Brad Bobrin
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Dr. Horacio Capote
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: There Are Many

It's most important to develop a strong working relationship with a psychiatrist.
Educate yourself & those around you. Take care of your body with a healthy lifestyle. Join a support group. Engage in psychotherapy. The actual choice of medication will vary with your symptoms. In general, mood stabilizers are the mainstay of pharmacotherapy for bipolar disorder.

In brief: There Are Many

It's most important to develop a strong working relationship with a psychiatrist.
Educate yourself & those around you. Take care of your body with a healthy lifestyle. Join a support group. Engage in psychotherapy. The actual choice of medication will vary with your symptoms. In general, mood stabilizers are the mainstay of pharmacotherapy for bipolar disorder.
Dr. Horacio Capote
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