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    1. 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 ...

    2. Bipolar Disorder - 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 ...

    3. Bipolar Disorder - Home Treatment

      Home treatment is important in bipolar disorder.

    4. Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Bipolar Disorder - Topic Overview

      Omega-3 fatty acids are found in marine or plant sources,such as fish oil and flaxseed oil. Preliminary studies suggest that people with bipolar disorder who take omega-3 fatty acids have a significantly longer period in which their mood is stable with no episodes of depression or mania (remission). 1 There are few,if any,negative side effects of taking omega-3 fatty acids. Loose stools ...

    5. Bipolar Disorder: Hypomanic Episodes - Topic Overview

      Several conditions regularly occur along with bipolar disorder that initially may share some of the same features. Conditions that might be present along with bipolar disorder in children and adolescents include: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder,a behavioral condition in which people have trouble paying attention,may be more active than normal,and tend to act without thinking. ...

    6. Bipolar Disorder - Prevention

      Bipolar disorder cannot be prevented. However, there are ways to help manage or prevent mood changes.

    7. 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.

    8. Medications for Bipolar Disorder

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

    9. Understanding Bipolar Disorder

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

    10. Hypomania and Mania in Bipolar Disorder

      WebMD explains the symptoms of mania and hypomania, part of the manic phases of bipolar disorder.

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