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Medical Reference Related to Bipolar Disorder

  1. Bipolar Disorder - Treatment Overview

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

  2. Bipolar Disorder - What Happens

    With bipolar disorder, you alternate between episodes of depression and mania. In between, you may return completely to normal or have some remaining symptoms.

  3. Bipolar Disorder - When To Call a Doctor

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

  4. 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.

  5. Bipolar Disorder - Home Treatment

    Home treatment is important in bipolar disorder.

  6. 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.

  7. Bipolar Disorder - Exams and Tests

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

  8. Bipolar Disorder - Symptoms

    Bipolar disorder causes extreme mood swings, from feeling overly energetic (mania) to feeling very sad or having low energy (depression).

  9. 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.

  10. Bipolar Disorder - Prevention

    Bipolar disorder cannot be prevented, but often the mood swings can be controlled with medications.

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