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The more you know about
bipolar disorder, the better you will be able to cope
with this lifelong illness. There are many steps that you can take—or help a
loved one take—to recognize and better manage manic episodes.
Learn to recognize your early warning signs. One of the most important ways to
avoid a manic episode is to identify early signs and seek treatment.
Common early warning signs of
a manic episode include:
The best way to
manage bipolar disorder is to prevent manic episodes. Although that is not
always possible, you can identify and try to avoid the triggers that may
lead to a mood swing. One of the most important aspects of managing your
illness is to stay on a routine, particularly keeping a stable sleep pattern.
March 1, 2012
Patrice Burgess, MD - Family Medicine & Lisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry
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