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What medication issues might trigger mania in people with bipolar disorder?

John Preston, PsyD
Psychology
The following medication issues are mania triggers for people with bipolar disorder:
  • Stopping medications because they feel well
  • Stopping medications because of side effects
  • Taking non-bipolar disorder medications or supplements that cause mania (e.g., steroids or herbs)
  • Taking medications that cause mania symptoms to worsen if the medication itself or the dose is not correct
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