Bipolar I Disorder Treatment Options
There is no cure for Bipolar I Disorder, but the symptoms are often treatable. Research has led to the development of medicines that, along with a treatment plan, can help manage the symptoms of Bipolar I Disorder. Because Bipolar I Disorder is a lifelong and recurrent illness, people with the disorder need long-term treatment to maintain control of their symptoms.
A treatment plan may include:
- The support of a treatment team including family and friends
- Taking care of yourself physically
Some of the medicines that can help you manage your symptoms are listed on the Medicines page. Information about treatments can change. For the most up-to-date information on medication use and side effects, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.