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Medications that can stabilize mania or hypomania include lithium carbonate, anticonvulsants, antipsychotics, and benzodiazepines. Lithium and lamotrigine (Lamictal) are some of the standard treatments for the depressed phase of bipolar disorder. Psychotherapy can help you learn more about the illness and how to handle mood changes.

SOURCES: Davis, RE, , 1979; 136(5):702-706. Sachs, GS; Baldassano, CF; Truman CJ; Guille, C , 2000; 157(3):466-468. Wozniak, J; Biederman, J; Richards, JA; , 1002; 62 (suppl 14):10-15. Keck, PE Jr; McElroy, SL; Arnold, LM, 2001; 85:645. National Institute of Mental Health web site: "Child and Adolescent Bipolar Disorder: An Update from the National Institute of Mental Health." Fieve, R., Pennsylvania: Rodale, 2006), American Psychiatric Association, , 4th ed., Washington, D.C., 1994. About.com web site: "Living with Bipolar as a Teen." PsychCentral web site, "Teens and Bipolar Disorder. "





American Journal of Psychiatry, American Journal of PsychiatryJournal of Clinical PsychiatryThe Medical Clinics of North America,Bipolar II. (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

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SOURCES: Davis, RE, , 1979; 136(5):702-706. Sachs, GS; Baldassano, CF; Truman CJ; Guille, C , 2000; 157(3):466-468. Wozniak, J; Biederman, J; Richards, JA; , 1002; 62 (suppl 14):10-15. Keck, PE Jr; McElroy, SL; Arnold, LM, 2001; 85:645. National Institute of Mental Health web site: "Child and Adolescent Bipolar Disorder: An Update from the National Institute of Mental Health." Fieve, R., Pennsylvania: Rodale, 2006), American Psychiatric Association, , 4th ed., Washington, D.C., 1994. About.com web site: "Living with Bipolar as a Teen." PsychCentral web site, "Teens and Bipolar Disorder. "





American Journal of Psychiatry, American Journal of PsychiatryJournal of Clinical PsychiatryThe Medical Clinics of North America,Bipolar II. (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 30, 2020

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