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How can you treat bipolar spectrum disorders?

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Psychiatrists may sometimes prescribe bipolar disorder treatments for people believed to have bipolar spectrum disorders. These medications are typically anti-seizure medications or antipsychotic medications. Examples include:

  • Lithium
  • Lamictal (lamotrigine)
  • Depakote (divalproex)
  • Tegretol (carbamazepine)
  • Abilify (aripiprazole)
  • Risperdal (risperidone)

From: What Is the Bipolar Spectrum? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Patten, S. November2008. Paris, J. , June 2009. Angst, J. March2007.


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Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 11, 2019

SOURCES: Patten, S. November2008. Paris, J. , June 2009. Angst, J. March2007.


Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, Harvard Review of PsychiatryBritish Journal of Psychiatry,

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 11, 2019

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