Bipolar Disorder

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The Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis Information Page is a collaborative project of NeedyMeds and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. It is intended to provide information on Bipolar Disorder and to help those with Bipolar Disorder find assistance paying for their medications.

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in a person's mood, energy, and ability to function. The mood episodes, often dramatic, can persist from days to weeks or longer. Such episodes are periods of highs and lows, called episodes of mania and depression, in which the person's mood can range from overly high and/or irritable to persistent sadness and hopelessness. Severe changes in behavior go along with the mood change and often people with bipolar disorder experience periods of normal mood in between mood episodes. It can be helpful to think of bipolar disorder as a spectrum of moods with a variety of treatment options.

Below, please find a list of medications commonly used in the treatment of this diagnosis. Click on the hyperlink to find whether a savings program is available for that particular drug.

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America and NeedyMeds neither promote nor endorse the therapies listed below nor the supporters of this page. This page is for educational purposes only.

Click HERE to learn more about how to use the information on the website and click HERE for more details on pharmaceutical patient assistance programs.

Medications used in the treatment of Bipolar Disorder

Click on the drug name to see what programs are available for the drug:


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