Bipolar Disorder: Who Does It Affect? 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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cariprazine Cariprazine

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

lurasidone Lurasidone

Lurasidone is an antipsychotic medicine that is used to treat schizophrenia in adults and teenagers who are at least 13 years old.

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asenapine Asenapine

Asenapine is an antipsychotic medicine that is used to treat schizophrenia in adults, and bipolar I disorder in adults and children who are at least 10 years...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...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 is used to treat symptoms of schizophrenia in adults. Olanzapine injection is not for daily use to treat any p...learn more »

olanzapine Olanzapine

Olanzapine is an antipsychotic medication that is used to treat psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (manic depression) in adults ...learn more »

divalproex sodium Divalproex Sodium

Divalproex sodium comes in different pill forms that are for different uses...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 that is used to treat schizophrenia after other treatments have failed. Clozapine is available only from a certifi...

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valproic acid Valproic Acid

Valproic acid is used to treat various types of seizure disorders. Valproic acid is sometimes used together with other seizure medications...learn more »

lithium Lithium

Lithium is a mood stabilizer that is used to treat or control the manic episodes of bipolar disorder (manic depression). Manic symptoms include hyperactivit...learn more »

carbamazepine (oral) Carbamazepine (oral)

Carbamazepine is an anticonvulsant that is used to treat seizures and nerve pain such as trigeminal neuralgia and diabetic neuropathy. Carbamazepine is also ...learn more »