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Reducing Your Risk of Bipolar Disorder

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The more you know about your health, the better prepared you are to make informed healthcare decisions. Our health library gives you the information you need to take charge of your health.

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.

Revision Information

  • Reviewer: Rimas Lukas, MD
  • Review Date: 09/2015 -
  • Update Date: 09/17/2014 -
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  • Bipolar disorder in adults. National Institute of Mental Health website. Available at: Updated 2012. Accessed September 4, 2013.

  • DSM-5. American Psychiatric Association website. Available at: Accessed September 4, 2013.