Medication affords those with bipolar the opportunity to manage their lives. It is essential to the health and well being of those with bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder is a progressive illness; every episode is followed by an increasingly worse episode. This is the reason it is vital to maintain a semblance of balance. Balance does not mean a constant mood with no ups and down, but rather a mood where the ups and downs are not extreme. Those with bipolar disorder are privileged to have a verity of medications available. Medication is the only means we have to stop the episodes of mania and depression.

There are five types of medications prescribed to treat bipolar disorder:

  • Mood stabilizers
  • Anti-psychotics
  • Anti-anxiety
  • Anti-depressants
  • Sleeping aids

It is understandable to have reservations about being dependent on medication for the rest of your life, yet medication is your best friend. Medication should be embraced with knowledge.