Can mixed bipolar disorder be prevented?

Mixed bipolar disorder is no more or less preventable than other presentations of bipolar disorder. It is simply one of the many ways the disorder can be manifested. Healthy lifestyle management and appropriate mental health treatment can help to mitigate the impact of mixed bipolar symptoms.

Mixed bipolar disorder cannot initially be prevented. The first episode is caused by a combination of risk factors including genetic predisposition, brain chemistry, and stress. After the first episode, quick and continuous treatment can help keep episodes from occurring to rapidly and can help eliminate symptoms. Effective treatment is the only way to prevent mixed bipolar disorder from getting worse.

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