TreatmentAlthough there is no cure for bipolar disorder, there are several treatment methods available to manage the disease.
The goals for treatment will vary depending on the type of bipolar disorder being treated. Some of the goals of treatment may include:
- Addressing both the symptoms of bipolar depression and bipolar mania.
- Reducing the chance of having future episodes.
- Increasing the time to relapse.
- Reducing symptoms during an episode and returning to having no obvious symptoms.
- Reducing the likelihood of causing harm to oneself or others during an episode.
Currently, the types of treatment available for bipolar disorder include behavioral management, medications, and therapy. Each patient's treatment will vary depending on which type of bipolar disorder they have, as well as which symptoms they are experiencing. Typically, patients experience the most success at managing their disease when combining a level of all three treatments. To learn more about each individual treatment, click one of the treatment links below.
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