What to know about mood stabilizers

Mood stabilizers, such as lithium, can help treat a range of conditions, including bipolar disorder. These drugs are often effective, but there are also some risks. Learn more here.

What counts as bipolar disorder?

To receive a bipolar disorder diagnosis, a person must have a manic episode, a depressive episode, or both. Specific types have specific diagnostic criteria. Learn more about bipolar diagnosis here.

What are mania and hypomania?

Mania and hypomania are periods when a person feels unusually elated or energized. They are often symptoms of different types of bipolar disorder. In this article, we discuss the similarities and differences between mania and hypomania.