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Bipolar Disorder (Children and Adolescents)

Treating Adult Bipolar Disorder

12/21/2005

Question:

What have you found to be the most effective treatment for adult bipolar disorder?

Answer:

Hello and thank you for your excellent question regarding "the most effective treatment for adult bipolar disorder." Research suggests the first-line of treatment is medication (mood stabilizers/atypical antipsychotics) then one of the following adjunctive psychosocial therapies:

One of the best books on the topic, which I frequently recommend, is "The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide: What You and Your Family Need to Know" by David J. Miklowitz, which has a great deal of info about BP and its treatments. Right now you can get it on Amazon.com (see link below) for about $13.

 

The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide: What You and Your Family Need to Know http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1572305258/qid=1135198741/sr=8  

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Response by:

Nicholas   Lofthouse, PhD Nicholas Lofthouse, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University