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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November 14, 2014
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