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How can I stick with my medications for bipolar disorder?

Ruth White, MPH
Social Work
The key factors that contribute to your bipolar medication compliance are patience and hope that the medications will work. If you have hope, you'll be motivated to stick with your medication despite side effects, and you also need patience to be willing to make adjustments until you find the medication that's right for you. Medications take time to work, and you may have to try several different drugs before you find one or more that work for you. To keep on the treatment path, stay hopeful that you'll find the right combination of medications that work for you. Use your time in psychotherapy or your support group to learn maintenance strategies and find support for compliance with your medication regimen.
Bipolar 101: A Practical Guide to Identifying Triggers, Managing Medications, Coping with Symptoms, and More

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