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What research is being done for treating bipolar depression?

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There are also a number of treatments that have begun to show promise in research studies for treating bipolar depression, including the Parkinson's disease drug pramipexole dihydrochloride (Mirapex), the wakefulness drugs modafinil (Provigil) and armodinifinil (Nuvigil), the nutritional supplement n-acetylcysteine, and the intravenous anesthetic drug ketamine.

From: Bipolar Disorder Treatment Overview WebMD Medical Reference

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National Institute of Mental Health: "Step-BD Womens Studies." 

Massachusetts General Hospital Bipolar Clinic & Research Program. 

MedicineNet: "Bipolar Disorder (Mania)." 

American Psychiatric Association: "Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients With Bipolar Disorder."

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Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on November 08, 2017

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "Step-BD Womens Studies." 

Massachusetts General Hospital Bipolar Clinic & Research Program. 

MedicineNet: "Bipolar Disorder (Mania)." 

American Psychiatric Association: "Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients With Bipolar Disorder."

Sonovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on November 08, 2017

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