The first medical breakthrough in treating bipolar disorder came in the 1950s. Today, there are many medicines
and other ways to manage bipolar disorder. People with bipolar disorder hold jobs, raise families, and live full lives.
Treatment for bipolar disorder can vary. What works for one person may not work for someone else. That's
why it's very important to work with your healthcare provider to find a treatment, or a combination of treatments, that works
There are 3 basic parts of treatment for bipolar disorder. They are medicine, therapy, and learning more
about the condition so you can take care of yourself.
- Learn about the different Medicines to treat bipolar symptoms.
- Find out how Therapy can help.
- Things you can do to help can be found in Self-Care.
- Studies to help find better ways to treat bipolar disorder are discussed in Clinical Trials.
- For advice on getting help from an expert, read the Talking with Your Healthcare Provider section.