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Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens - Prevention

Bipolar disorder can't be prevented. But there are ways to help manage or prevent mood changes.

The first and most important preventive measure is to make sure that your child takes his or her medicines as directed. Bipolar disorder is a long-term condition and often requires lifelong treatment with medicines.

Reducing stress, getting regular sleep and exercise, and staying on a daily routine may help prevent mood swings and can help with the symptoms of depression and mania.

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Last Updated: April 10, 2013
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