Traditional treatments for bipolar disorder are medications. Antipsychotics are used to suppress the symptoms of bipolar disorder such as psychosis, cognitive impairment, and mood swings between mania and depression. These medications must be prescribed by a physician because they are often quite powerful and can have side-effects such as sleep issues, sexual problems or nausea. It is also important to find the right medication for you – not everyone responds similarly to the same medications.
This is the start of a new series on a very vital and contentious issue - meds compliance. The politically correct term these days is meds adherence, but I fail to see the point in replacing a term that everyone understands with a euphemism. Let's get started:The best med in the world is useless if we don't take it, and our track record on this…