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Do I have to change my habits because of my bipolar disorder?

Habits and lifestyle are extremely important. Recommendations include obtaining regular sleep and exercise, abstaining from all drugs of abuse, moderating any alcohol consumption, and learning to manage stress well.

Lifestyle changes would help limit episodes of bipolar disorder. Habits like smoking, drinking, and stimulants like caffeine should be avoided. Stress is a common trigger, so stress relief is a beneficial change.

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