There are effective ways to manage bipolar disorder. Medicines for bipolar can truly help stabilize the condition; however, even once the symptoms seem to be better, the medication must be continued. When a person stops taking his or her medications, symptoms often return. Continuous treatment has proved more effective in preventing relapses and controlling cycling. Before you stop your medication, consult a physician.
If you know someone whom you suspect has untreated bipolar, or who has stopped taking their medication, encourage them to see a healthcare provider.
Last reviewed on 9/20/2010
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