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Can bipolar disorder be prevented?

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Experts don't have a way to prevent bipolar disorder. But it is possible to lower the odds of having episodes of mania or depression if you have bipolar disorder. Regular therapy sessions with a psychologist or social worker can help people to identify the things that can destabilize mood (such as not taking medicine properly, sleep deprivation, drug or alcohol abuse, and poor stress management). Taking medicine on a regular basis can help to prevent future manic or depressive episodes.

From: Bipolar I Disorder WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Moore, D. Mosby, 2004. National Institute of Mental Health web site: "Bipolar Disorder."  Medical News Today: "Study Identifies Predictors Of Bipolar Disorders Risk." WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise: "Bipolar Disorder -- What Increases Your Risk." Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.




Handbook of Medical Psychiatry,

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on November 08, 2017

SOURCES: Moore, D. Mosby, 2004. National Institute of Mental Health web site: "Bipolar Disorder."  Medical News Today: "Study Identifies Predictors Of Bipolar Disorders Risk." WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise: "Bipolar Disorder -- What Increases Your Risk." Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.




Handbook of Medical Psychiatry,

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on November 08, 2017

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