MOOD STABILIZERS

are used to reduce the symptoms of mania or manic episodes during the general treatment of cyclic mood disorders including both bipolar disorders and cyclothymic disorder. Because of the high risk of suicide or attempted suicide with disorders such as dipolar disorder, caution must be taken when prescribing medications which can be potentially lethal when taken in an overdose.

MOOD STABILIZERS: "Individuals who are classed as unstable with respect to their mood maybe prescribed mood stabilizer to ensure the transition between normal and depressive episodes isn't a large change."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "MOOD STABILIZERS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/mood-stabilizers/ (accessed December 10, 2019).
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