Mood Stabilizers for Bipolar Disorder
Mood stabilizers are one of the most important groups of medications for bipolar disorder. Mood stabilizers are medications primarily used for symptoms of mania and hypomania, but some have some antidepressant effects as well. This class of medications includes lithium and several drugs originally used for seizure disorders called anticonvulsants.
The Treatment of Bipolar Disorder: Medications for Mania
The primary method of treatment for bipolar disorder is pharmacological intervention - medications. The prescriptions for treatment are usually specific to mania or depression. Outlined below, are the general classes and some specific examples of drugs used in the management of symptoms for mania.