Medications for Bipolar Disorder
You should consider the benefits of medication for both acute and preventative treatment
Mood-stabilizing medications, like lithium, can bring an acute episode of mania to a halt and can also prevent future episodes from occurring. After the first episode of bipolar disorder, it is likely that another episode will follow in a year or two or three, but taking a medication like lithium can cut the risk of reoccurrence in half – or better. Taking a mood stabilizing medication also greatly decreases the risk of dying by suicide. You should consider the benefits of medication for both acute and preventative treatment.