Medical interventions A combination of mood-stabilizing agents with antidepressants, antipsychotics, and anticonvulsants is used to regulate manic and depressive episodes.
I suppose she should ask her psychiatrist first, but are you aware of any special issues for such patients with regard to herbal remedies?
Psychologists and psychiatrists typically use the criteria listed in the DSM-IV-TR as a guideline for diagnosis of bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses.
VRAYLAR cariprazine is indicated in adults for the acute treatment of manic or mixed episodes associated with bipolar I disorder and the treatment of schizophrenia.
Bipolar Disorders journal, November
Further, symptoms tend to be chronic, or ongoing, rather than acute, or episodic.
Having a family member who committed suicide increases the likelihood that patients with bipolar disorder will themselves attempt suicide.