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How is bipolar disorder treated?

Bipolar disorder is a long-term condition that usually requires lifelong treatment, which can involve medication and support programs. Medication used to treat bipolar disorder is usually very effective in preventing bipolar episodes. Support from close family and friends, and community support programs may also help people with the condition to manage it.

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Author: Dr Joanne Van der Velden PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 25 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Depression


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