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How is bipolar disorder treated?

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Medication is the main treatment, usually involving "mood stabilizers" such as carbamazepine (Tegretol), lamotrigine (Lamictal), lithium, or valproate (Depakote). Sometimes antipsychotic drugs are also used, such as olanzapine (Zyprexa), quetiapine (Seroquel), lurasidone (Latuda) and cariprazine (Vraylar), as well as antidepressants. Combinations of medicines are often used. Psychotherapy, or "talk therapy," is often recommended as well.

From: Bipolar Disorder WebMD Medical Reference

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National Institute of Mental Health.

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on November 07, 2017

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National Institute of Mental Health.

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on November 07, 2017

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