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Why should bipolar disorder medications be introduced one at a time?

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    Unless safety dictates otherwise, bipolar disorder medications should be introduced one at a time, adjusted carefully to optimize their effect, and given enough time to work prior to adding other medications. The reason for this is simple. If the physician is introducing multiple drugs quickly, he can't tell which of them is working or which of them is causing any specific side effect.
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