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Preventing Bipolar Disorder

Reducing Your Risk

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.

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Carson RC, Butcher JN. Abnormal Psychology and Modern Life .11th ed. New York, NY: Allyn and Bacon; 2000.

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