Treatments for Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is best controlled when treatment is constant. Mood changes can happen even when there are not any breaks in care, though. Tell your doctor about any changes right away. Your doctor may be able to help you put off a flare-up. Work with your doctor and talk about your concerns and choices. This can help make treatment work better.

Keep a chart of your daily mood, treatments, sleep patterns, and life events. This may help you and your family learn more about the illness. It can also help your doctor track and treat it better.

Treatment may be:

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Last reviewed September 2019 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Rimas Lukas, MD
Last Updated 10/10/2019

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