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Health Tip: Living With Bipolar Disorder

Suggestions on how to cope

(HealthDay News) -- Bipolar disorder, also called manic-depressive illness, is characterized by extreme mood swings.

The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these suggestions to help you cope with bipolar disorder:

  • Find out as much as you can about the disorder -- ask your doctor for good references and resources.
  • Maintain a regular routine of sleeping and waking times, mealtimes and exercise.
  • Continue to take your medications prescribed by your doctor.
  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol, and don't take over-the-counter cold, allergy or cough medicines.
  • Try to reduce stress.
  • Monitor your moods, and tell your doctor when you start to notice significant changes.
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