Bipolar Disorder Health (cont.)

Medical Author:
Medical Editor:

Web Links

American Psychological Association

Bipolar Disorder Support Community

National Mental Health Association (NMHA)

Authors and Editors

Author: Mara Aloi, MD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Allegheny General Hospital, Drexel University School of Medicine.

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

Previous contributing editors: Editors: Ronald C Albucher, MD, Assistant Chief, Psychiatry Service, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System; Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Alan D Schmetzer, MD, Professor and Assistant Chair for Education, Department of Psychiatry, Indiana University School of Medicine.

Gibbons, R.D., K. Hur, C.H. Brown, and J.J. Mann. "Relationship Between Antiepileptic Drugs and Suicide Attempts in Patients With Bipolar Disorder." Archives of General Psychiatry 66.12 Dec. 2009: 1354-1360.
Goldstein, B.I., and O.G. Bukstein. "Comorbid Substance Use Disorders Among Youth With Bipolar Disorder: Opportunities for Early Identification and Prevention." The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 71.3 Mar. 2010: 348-358.
"Lithium Plus Valproate Combination Therapy Versus Monotherapy for Relapse Prevention in Bipolar I Disorder (BALANCE): A Randomised Open-Label Trial." The Lancet 375.9712 Jan. 30, 2010: 385-395.
Singh, Manpreet K., Terence A. Ketter, and Kiki D. Chang. "Atypical Antipsychotics for Acute Manic and Mixed Episodes in Children and Adolescents with Bipolar Disorder." Drugs Mar. 1, 2010.
United States. National Institute of Mental Health. "Bipolar Disorder." Apr. 15, 2009. <>.
United States. National Institute of Mental Health. "What Medications Are Used to Treat Bipolar Disorder?" Apr. 15, 2013. <>.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/15/2013

Patient Comments

Viewers share their comments

Bipolar Disorder - Effective Treatments Question: What kinds of treatments have been effective for your bipolar disorder?
Bipolar Disorder - Symptoms Question: What are your bipolar disorders symptoms?


Get the Latest health and medical information delivered direct to your inbox!