Bipolar Disorder Treatment
- Q Are there drugs to treat bipolar disorder that do not cause weight gain?
While some of the drugs most commonly prescribed for bipolar disease cause weight gain, others are much less likely to have this side effect. According to the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, weight gain is not a common side effect for the... Full Answer
- Q Are there effective treatments for bipolar disorder?
For bipolar I disorder with mania and depression, mood-stabilizing medications are the most effective treatment. Acupuncture - found to have few risks - has been used to ease depression, but more clinical trials are necessary to show efficacy for bipolar... Full Answer
- Q How do I choose a mental health expert for bipolar disorder?
To choose the right mental health expert start by asking your primary care physician for a recommendation (and find out if the psychiatrist or other mental health expert is in your insurance network). Call your health insurance company and ask... Full Answer
- Q Which mental health expert do I need for bipolar disorder?
If you have bipolar disorder, you should see a psychiatrist. This medical doctor understands the brain and is licensed to treat problems such as bipolar disorder with medications. Other types of mental health providers, such as a psychologist or... Full Answer
- Q What should I do if my loved one is bipolar and won't take his medication?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyThis is a difficult question and one that many concerned relatives all over the world are probably asking. Your case is particularly challenging from both angles in the sense that bipolar disorder is something that affects an individual’s mental... Full Answer
- Q How is bipolar disorder treated?
Various treatment options can help those with bipolar disorder. The most common approaches are medications and counseling. Treatment is often lifelong and must be continued even during periods when one's mood is stable. Uninterrupted treatment can help... Full Answer
- Q Can bipolar disorder be treated with "natural" remedies?
Dr. Mona Lisa Schulz, PsychologyAcupuncture, traditional Chinese herbs, nutritional supplements, Yoga, massage, Chi Gung, and mindfulness meditation among others have all been proven scientifically to help mood disorders. However, these treatments should only be one aspect of your... Full Answer