Mood Stabilizers for Child and Teen Bipolar Disorder
Why It Is Used
Mood stabilizers may be used to treat sudden manic episodes. Continued use of mood stabilizers can eliminate extreme mood swings of Reference depression Opens New Window and Reference mania Opens New Window and improve your child's quality of life. Your doctor may prescribe mood stabilizers with other medicines (such as antipsychotics) for more effective reduction of mood swings.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: April 12, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Reference David A. Axelson, MD - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry