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How to treat people who suffered bipolar disorder?

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Dr. K. Olson
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: Excellent prognosis

Accurate diagnosis is the fundamental first step.
A specialist in the treatment of depression and bipolar illness would be best to make the diagnosis. That would be a psychiatrist.. Depending on the phase of illness - depression, irritability or mania -medications are selected accordingly . Psychotherapy (counseling) is important.

In brief: Excellent prognosis

Accurate diagnosis is the fundamental first step.
A specialist in the treatment of depression and bipolar illness would be best to make the diagnosis. That would be a psychiatrist.. Depending on the phase of illness - depression, irritability or mania -medications are selected accordingly . Psychotherapy (counseling) is important.
Dr. K. Olson
Dr. K. Olson
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Dr. John O'Malley
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Complex Treatment

Treating bipolar disorder is dependent on age, severity of the disorder, and responses to current medications available.
In general we use medications called "mood stabilizers" that keep the person's on a more even keel. Depression is the most common presentation and ongoing difficulty. Medication for the depression has mixed results. Therefore follow up is vital for bpd.

In brief: Complex Treatment

Treating bipolar disorder is dependent on age, severity of the disorder, and responses to current medications available.
In general we use medications called "mood stabilizers" that keep the person's on a more even keel. Depression is the most common presentation and ongoing difficulty. Medication for the depression has mixed results. Therefore follow up is vital for bpd.
Dr. John O'Malley
Dr. John O'Malley
Thank
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