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Mapping out your treatment plan with your doctor is an important step toward managing your symptoms. Many people with bipolar I disorder look into treatments that combine medication with talk therapy.
While there is no cure for bipolar I disorder, there are effective approaches to help manage symptoms. In addition to the treatments listed below, some doctors encourage patients to track their moods. Sharing this information with the doctor can be an invaluable part of the treatment plan. Talk to your doctor to create a treatment plan that works best for you.
Medication is usually required for people with bipolar I disorder. It can play an important role in helping manage symptoms, including extreme mood swings. The primary types of medication include mood stabilizers such as lithium and valproate, and atypical antipsychotics such as
In addition to medication, adding talk therapy
may also be an important part of your treatment plan. It can provide much needed support, education, and guidance as you deal with your symptoms. Talk therapy can be done individually or in groups. And the psychologist, therapist,
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