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  1. Bipolar Disorder and Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

    Learn more from the experts at WebMD about the use of electroconvulsive therapy -- known more commonly as electroshock treatment -- for bipolar disorder.

  2. Bipolar Disorder in Pregnancy

    WebMD explains the current thinking about bipolar disorder and pregnancy and the effect of medications on your and your baby's health.

  3. Lithium for Bipolar Disorder

    Learn more from the experts at WebMD about lithium use for the treatment of bipolar disorder.

  4. Antipsychotic Medication for Bipolar Disorder

    Learn more from the experts at WebMD about new antipsychotic medications (and older ones) that are effective in treating bipolar disorder.

  5. Psychotherapy for Bipolar Disorder

    Talk therapy can be effective for people with bipolar disorder. Learn more from WebMD about different models of psychotherapy and how they address bipolar symptoms.

  6. Bipolar Disorder and Foods to Avoid

    WebMD examines the foods that can help or create obstacles for people with bipolar disorder.

  7. Mood Swings and Bipolar Disorder

    If you or a loved one has bipolar disorder, learn more from the experts at WebMD about identifying the triggers that may lead to disruptive mood swings.

  8. What Is Bipolar Disorder?

    Learn more about bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, a complex mental illness.

  9. Anticonvulsant Medication for Bipolar Disorder

    Anticonvulsant drugs, typically taken for epilepsy, are increasingly being used as mood stabilizers in people with bipolar disorder. Learn more from WebMD about breakthroughs in understanding how this medication works.

  10. Causes of Bipolar Disorder

    Learn more from the experts at WebMD about the potential causes of bipolar disorder, including genetics, environment, and lifestyle.

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