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West Florida Hospital

Reducing Your Risk of Bipolar Disorder

The content below is part of the “Health Library” and is not indicative of services available at the facility.

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 -
  • Bipolar disorder. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: Updated September 5, 2016. Accessed September 13, 2016.

  • 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.