Can You Talk About Drug Treatment of Bipolar Disorder?

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There are many drugs available for the treatment of bipolar disorder. Don't choose drugs by yourself. Consult your doctor for advice. Here are some commonly prescribed drugs:
  • Lithium. This works for about two thirds of patients who suffer bipolar disorder.
  • Anticonvulsants. They function as mood stabilizers. These drugs are usually used for acute mania and for mixed states.
  • Antipsychotics. Evidence shows that Antipsychotics can help mood stabilizers work better.
  • Antidepressants. Theses are sometimes added for severe depression, but their effectiveness is controversial.
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