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Bipolar Disorder Topic Guide

Bipolar Disorder Bipolar Disorder: Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder characterized by symptoms of both mania and depression. The cause of bipolar disorder is not known. Treatment of bipolar disorder focuses on medications to stabilize mood swings and counseling.

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Bipolar Disorder Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

cariprazine Cariprazine

Cariprazine is an antipsychotic medicine that is used to treat schizophrenia in adults...learn more »

lurasidone Lurasidone

Lurasidone is an antipsychotic medicine. It works by changing the effects of chemicals in the brain...learn more »

asenapine Asenapine

Asenapine is an antipsychotic medication. It works by changing the actions of chemicals in the brain...learn more »

paliperidone (injection) Paliperidone (injection)

Paliperidone is an antipsychotic medicine that is used to treat schizophrenia in adults. Paliperidone is also used alone or with other medicines to treat sc...learn more »

paliperidone Paliperidone

Paliperidone is an antipsychotic medicine that is used to treat schizophrenia in adults and teenagers who are at least 12 years old...learn more »

aripiprazole Aripiprazole

Aripiprazole is an antipsychotic medicine that is used to treat the symptoms of psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar I disorder (manic depr...learn more »

ziprasidone Ziprasidone

Ziprasidone is an antipsychotic medicine that is used to treat schizophrenia and the manic symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic depression)...learn more »

oxcarbazepine Oxcarbazepine

Oxcarbazepine is an anticonvulsant. It works by decreasing nerve impulses that cause seizures and pain...learn more »

quetiapine Quetiapine

Quetiapine is an antipsychotic medicine that is used to treat schizophrenia in adults and children who are at least 13 years old...learn more »

olanzapine (injection) Olanzapine (injection)

Olanzapine is an antipsychotic medication that affects chemicals in the brain...learn more »

olanzapine Olanzapine

Olanzapine is an antipsychotic medication that affects chemicals in the brain...learn more »

divalproex sodium Divalproex Sodium

Divalproex sodium affects chemicals in the body that may be involved in causing seizures...learn more »

lamotrigine Lamotrigine

Lamotrigine is an anti-epileptic medication, also called an anticonvulsant...learn more »

risperidone (oral) Risperidone (oral)

Risperidone is a antipsychotic medicine that works by changing the effects of chemicals in the brain...learn more »

clozapine Clozapine

Clozapine is an antipsychotic medicine works by changing the actions of chemicals in the brain...learn more »

valproic acid Valproic Acid

Valproic acid affects chemicals in the body that may be involved in causing seizures...learn more »

lithium Lithium

Lithium affects the flow of sodium through nerve and muscle cells in the body. Sodium affects excitation or mania...learn more »

carbamazepine (oral) Carbamazepine (oral)

Carbamazepine is an anticonvulsant. It works by decreasing nerve impulses that cause seizures and pain...learn more »