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Atypical Antidepressants for Bipolar Disorder

Newer "atypical" antidepressants work differently than other available drugs. Currently, only quetiapine and olanzapine, in combination with the antidepressant fluoxetine (Prozac), are approved by the FDA to treat bipolar depression. But some evidence suggests others may also play a role in treating depression in bipolar disorder.

 

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Bipolar Disorder and Foods to Avoid

If you or a loved has bipolar disorder, you know how important it is to manage mood episodes with bipolar medications and healthy lifestyle habits. But did you also know that certain foods and dietary supplements might play a role in helping -- or hindering -- people with bipolar disorder?

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Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg, MD on October 02, 2012

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