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Bipolar-not easily understood

So as you can see, it is very difficult to live with this illness. Many people have repeated hospital admissions throughout their lives.

When a person has a correct diagnosis the usual have a course of treatment is medication (in particular mood-stabilizers) and therapy.

There is no cure for bipolar disorder. It is a life long condition. So all medications must be taken for the rest of the person’s life.Therapy is recommended to help heal past traumas and help the person cope with everyday problems that will arise with this illness.

Bipolar disorder is a very complex illness, not easily understood by most people. If you are given that diagnosis by a doctor, it is wise to study the illness as much as you can and to do your best to find a good support system to help you through the bad episodes.

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