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Bipolar Disorder Health Center

Medical Reference Related to Bipolar Disorder

  1. Bipolar Disorder: Hypomanic Episodes - Cause

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

  2. Bipolar Disorder: Hypomanic Episodes - Topic Overview

    Some mood disorders are characterized by manic episodes,periods of abnormally high energy. Behavior may be diagnosed as a manic episode if: An abnormal and continuously elevated (happy or energetic) mood or an irritable mood occurs and lasts at least 5 days. During this elevated or irritable mood,at least three of the following symptoms are present: Inflated self-esteem or unrealistic ...

  3. Bipolar Disorder: Hypomanic Episodes - Treatment Overview

    Although mood changes and other symptoms associated with bipolar disorder are challenging, they can be managed effectively.

  4. Bipolar Disorder: Hypomanic Episodes - Health Tools

    Healthwise information on bipolar disorder.

  5. Bipolar Disorder in Children: Helping Your Child Prevent Manic Episodes

    Key pointsThe more you know about bipolar disorder, the better you will be able to help your child or adolescent cope with this lifelong illness. There are many steps your child can take to help avoid manic episodes and to recognize and deal with an episode when symptoms begin. Your child should:Exercise, eat a balanced diet, get a good night's sleep, and keep a consistent schedule to reduce ...

  6. Bipolar Disorder: Hypomanic Episodes - 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.

  7. Medications for Bipolar Disorder

    WebMD provides links for information about medications and treatments for bipolar disorder.

  8. Calcium Channel Blockers for Bipolar Disorder

    WebMD explains the use of calcium channel blockers to treat bipolar disorder.

  9. Understanding Bipolar Disorder

    WebMD takes a brief look at bipolar disorder in its various forms.

  10. Atypical Antipsychotics for Bipolar Depression

    Newer atypical antipsychotics work differently from other drugs in bipolar disorder treatment. WebMD tells you what you should know.

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