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Bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic-depressive illness, is a mental health condition characterized by extreme mood swings, including episodes of mania (elevated mood and energy) and depression (low mood and energy). Other mood disorders, such as major depressive disorder, persistent depressive disorder, and cyclothymic disorder, involve disruptions in mood as well. Treatment for bipolar disorder and other mood disorders typically involves a combination of medications, psychotherapy, lifestyle changes, and support. Here are common treatments:
Effective treatment plans are individualized and may evolve over time based on the individual's response to interventions. It's crucial for individuals with bipolar disorder or mood disorders to work closely with a mental health professional to develop and maintain a comprehensive treatment plan. Regular monitoring, communication with healthcare providers, and a collaborative approach are key elements of successful management.