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Medications for Bipolar Disorder

Many different types of medication are used to treat bipolar disorder. Learn more about the doses and side effects of sedatives, mood stabilizers, and more.
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Duration of Medication Can Ensure No Side Effects in Bipolar Medication
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Valium to Manage Anxiety Disorders and Symptoms
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Does Taking Lithium for Bipolar Disorder Cause Weight Gain?
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What Are Typical Antipsychotics?
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Lithium is a common prescription for mental health conditions
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Remeron's Use and Side Effects in Treating Depression
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Learn About Oxazepam, an Often-Prescribed Anti-Anxiety Drug
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Precautions You Should Know About If Your Doctor Prescribes Ativan
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Antipsychotics Black Box Warning for Elderly With Dementia
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What Is the Half-Life of a Medication?
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Black Box Warnings of Abilify for Bipolar Disorder
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Should You Take Symbyax for Your Bipolar Disorder?
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How to Fight Your Weight Gain From Medication
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Should You Use Medications After Beyond-Use Dates?
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What You Should Know About Zyprexa
The Safety of St. John's Wort for Bipolar Disorder
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Side Effects and Controversy of Neurontin for Bipolar Disorder
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Side Effects to Watch Out for When Taking Tegretol
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Should You Discontinue Restoril If You Have Side Effects?
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Vyvanse (Lisdexamfetamine) Uses and Side Effects
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How Prozac Is Used to Treat Bipolar Depression
Know the Risks Before You Take Wellbutrin for Bipolar Disorder
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Side Effects You Should Know If Taking Trileptal for Bipolar Disorder
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Side Effects of Thorazine for Bipolar Disorder
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Drug Interactions Between Oral Contraceptives and Bipolar Medications
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Common and Serious Side Effects of Trilafon (Perphenazine)
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How the Atypical Antipsychotic Lurasidone Is Prescribed
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Potential Side Effects of Taking Seroquel for Mental Illness
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The Safety of Using Lamictal During Pregnancy
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How to Avoid Withdrawal When Stopping SSRI Antidepressants
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Can Nefazodone Be Used to Treat My Depression?
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The Benefits of Amino Acid Supplements for Bipolar Disorder
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Should You Pay Attention to Medications Expiration Dates?
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Possible Side Effects of Anti-Psychotic Medication Navane
Side Effects of Using Buspar HCL for Bipolar Disorder
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