Reducing Your Risk of Bipolar Disorder
En Español (Spanish Version)

There are no guidelines for preventing bipolar disorder because the cause is unknown. Scientists are actively searching for a better understanding of bipolar disorder and ways to prevent it.




References:
American Psychiatric Association. Diagnosis and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. 4th ed. Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.; 2000.

Bipolar disorder. Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance website. Available at: http://www.dbsalliance.org/site/PageServer?pagename=education_bipolar . Updated October 2007. Accessed September 9, 2008.

Bipolar disorder. National Institute of Mental Health website. Available at: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/bipolar-disorder/index.shtml . Updated June 2008. Accessed September 9, 2008.

Carson RC, Butcher JN. Abnormal Psychology and Modern Life. 11th ed. New York, NY: Allyn and Bacon; 2000.

Stern T, Rosenbaum J, et al. Massachusetts General Hospital Comprehensive Clinical Psychiatry. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby Elsevier; 2008.

Last Reviewed September 2014



Health Information Library content is provided by EBSCO Publishing, fully accredited by URAC. URAC is an independent, nonprofit health care accrediting organization dedicated to promoting health care quality through accreditation, certification and commendation.

 

This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.

 

To send comments or feedback to EBSCO's Editorial Team regarding the content please e-mail healthlibrarysupport@ebscohost.com.