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Reducing Your Risk of Bipolar Disorder

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: 09/2016 -
  • Update Date: 09/17/2014 -
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  • Bipolar disorder in adults. National Institute of Mental Health website. Available at: Updated November 2015. Accessed September 13, 2016.

  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). American Psychiatric Association; 2013.