Someone with mixed bipolar disorder should avoid activities and situations that would trigger an episode. Alcohol and drugs make episodes more frequent and severe, and stressful situations can also be triggers. With proper treatment and healthy decision-making, a person with mixed bipolar disorder can enjoy most daily activities regularly.
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Donna Hill Howes, RN, Administrator, answeredThere is some evidence that serious emotional stress may play a role in causing bipolar disorder, as well as in triggering episodes where the disease is not well-controlled. You may want to avoid high-stress jobs or situations. Certain therapeutic and recreational drugs may make symptoms worse. You should avoid alcohol, amphetamines, cocaine, and certain antidepressants. Talk to your doctor about possible drug interactions.