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Bipolar Disorder Health Center

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  1. Bipolar Disorder Supplements

    WebMD explains all about bipolar disorder supplements. Learn which supplements may help those with bipolar disorder and which supplements may not help at all.

  2. Bipolar Disorder Online Community

    Living with bipolar disorder? Share your tips on coping with heightened feelings of well-being and depression, as well as common medication and treatment options.

  3. Bipolar Disorder: Hypomanic Episodes - Other Treatment

    Most children who have bipolar disorder need medication. However, other forms of treatment used along with medications play an important role in balancing mood and improving quality of life.

  4. Bipolar Disorder: Hypomanic Episodes - Topic Overview

    Hypomanic episodes can occur in people who have mood disorders. Hypomanic episodes are less severe than manic episodes,although a hypomanic episode can still interfere with your ability to function properly. Hypomania may be diagnosed if: A distinct period of elevated or irritable mood occurs in which the mood is clearly different from a regular nondepressed mood. Three or more of the ...

  5. Bipolar Disorder: Preventing Manic Episodes

    The more you know about bipolar disorder, the better you will be able to cope with this lifelong illness. There are many steps that you can take-or help a loved one take-to recognize and better manage manic episodes.Learn the warning signs of a manic episode and get early treatment to avoid disruption in your life.At the same time each day, record your mood and any symptoms.Take medicines as ...

  6. Bipolar Disorder: Hypomanic Episodes - Topic Overview

    You may feel frustrated around a person with bipolar disorder who is having a manic episode. The high energy level can be tiring or even frightening. The person may also actually enjoy the mania and may not take medications,which can prolong the episode. In addition,the person may say and do unusual or hurtful things. You can help during a manic episode by doing the following: Spend time ...

  7. Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens - Medications

    While medications to treat bipolar disorder have been well studied for use in adults, there are few long - term studies that confirm the effectiveness and safety of mood stabilizers in children and adolescents with bipolar disorder.

  8. Mood Stabilizers for Child and Teen Bipolar Disorder

    Drug details for Mood stabilizers for childhood and adolescent bipolar disorder.

  9. Bipolar Disorder: Hypomanic Episodes - Cause

    The cause of bipolar disorder is not well understood, although evidence suggests that the disorder runs in families

  10. Bipolar Disorder: Hypomanic Episodes - When To Call a Doctor

    If you have bipolar disorder, call or other emergency services.

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