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If you have bipolar disorder, call or other emergency services.
With bipolar disorder, you alternate between episodes of depression and mania. In between, you may return completely to normal or have some remaining symptoms.
The cause of bipolar disorder is not well understood, although evidence suggests that the disorder runs in families
There are no lab tests for bipolar disorder. Instead, your doctor will ask detailed questions about your symptoms.
Bipolar disorder can run in the family. Find information on the risk factors for bipolar disorder including alcohol or drug abuse, stress, and genetics.
Healthwise information on bipolar disorder.
Bipolar disorder cannot be prevented, but often the mood swings can be controlled with 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.
Home treatment is important in bipolar disorder.
Sleep with bipolar disorder can be difficult. WebMD discusses ways to get more rest when you have this condition.
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