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  1. Bipolar Disorder - Medications

    Although your family doctor can prescribe medications to treat bipolar disorder, you will probably be referred to a psychiatrist, who is trained specifically in the medications used to treat mental disorders.

  2. Bipolar Disorder - Home Treatment

    Home treatment is important in bipolar disorder.

  3. Bipolar Disorder - Other Treatment

    Almost all people who have bipolar disorder need medication. But counseling is also important to help you cope with work and relationship struggles related to your illness.

  4. Bipolar Disorder - Exams and Tests

    There are no lab tests for bipolar disorder. Instead, your doctor will ask detailed questions about your symptoms.

  5. Bipolar Disorder - Cause

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

  6. Bipolar Disorder - Topic Overview

    Bipolar disorder (also called manic - depressive disorder) is an illness that causes extreme mood changes that alternate between manic episodes of abnormally high energy and the extreme lows of depression.

  7. Bipolar Disorder - Treatment Overview

    Although there is no cure for bipolar disorder, it can be effectively treated with a combination of medications and counseling.

  8. Bipolar Disorder - When To Call a Doctor

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

  9. Bipolar Disorder - Health Tools

    Healthwise information on bipolar disorder.

  10. Bipolar Disorder - What Increases Your Risk

    Bipolar disorder can run in the family. Find information on the risk factors for bipolar disorder including alcohol or drug abuse, stress, and genetics.

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