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How does Zyprexa (olanzapine) treat bipolar disorder?

While it is not completely clear exactly how Zyprexa (olanzapine) works, it is believed that Zyprexa rebalances brain chemicals, thereby treating symptoms of bipolar disorder like extreme emotions.

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