10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Bipolar Disorder

10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor about...

Bipolar Disorder: 10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  1. What causes bipolar disorder? Can it be cured?

  2. What medications treat bipolar disorder?

  3. Do these medications cause side effects? What should I know or do about the side effects?

  4. How long until the medication makes me feel better? What can I do if this medication doesn’t work for me or the side effects bother me?

  5. Why should I take medications if I feel good when I’m in my “manic” phase?

  6. What should I do if I have another manic or depressive episode?

  7. How does psychotherapy help with bipolar disorder?

  8. What other steps can I take to manage my bipolar disorder?

  9. Do you have experience treating bipolar disorder?

  10. How do I reach you in an emergency?

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Patient Notes:

Reference: Depression section on Better Medicine