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What are the stages of bipolar disorder treatment?

John Preston, PsyD
Psychology
There are two stages of bipolar disorder treatment: acute treatment, which is aimed at ending a current manic or depressive episode, and preventive treatment, when medication, psychotherapy, or both are continued on a long-term basis to prevent future episodes. Acute treatment often requires intensive medication and psychotherapy interventions that stop symptoms from getting worse, with a goal of getting to stability as fast as possible. Once stability is reached, then a more consistent treatment plan can be developed and implemented.
Bipolar 101: A Practical Guide to Identifying Triggers, Managing Medications, Coping with Symptoms, and More

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