How Much Do You Know About Bipolar Mania?

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What is the most widely used medication for treating mania or hypomania?
  1. 0 Anticonvulsants
  2. 0 Antipsychotics
  3. 1 Lithium
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Traditionally, lithium has been the first course of treatment for mania or hypomania.  It's properties enable it to be effective during acute episodes as well as being used for longer-term maintenance. The other choices are also effective forms of medication.

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  1. What is the most widely used medication for treating mania or hypomania?

    Correct Answer: Lithium

    Traditionally, lithium has been the first course of treatment for mania or hypomania.  It's properties enable it to be effective during acute episodes as well as being used for longer-term maintenance. The other choices are also effective forms of medication.

  2. True or False: Just being prescribed antidepressants for bipolar disorder can cause hypomania or mania.

    Correct Answer: True

    Misdiagnosis of depression is quite possible and the net result of prescribing antidepressants alone can cause hypomania or mania, mixed phases and rapid cycling. Because of this antidepressants are not advised in mixed states even when depression is the most marked symptom. This is why medicine in combination is frequently used as an alternative to antidepressants.

  3. What does mixed state bipolar mean?

    Correct Answer: Both depression and mania are present.

    Bipolar disorder can be difficult to diagnosis because  symptoms of both depression and mania are present but not equally reconizable.

  4. Which of the following is true...

    Correct Answer: Both 1 and 2

    The effect of mood stabilizers varies depending on the individual, however they are often very effective in relieving mood extremes such as mania.

  5. What is rapid cycling bipolar disorder?

    Correct Answer: A person experiences four or more episodes of mania or depression in a year.

    The DSM lists a minimum of 4 episodes back and forth a year to be classified as rapid cyclying bipolar disorder.