|To date, there is no
cure for bipolar disorder. But proper treatment helps most people
with bipolar disorder gain better control of their mood swings and
related symptoms. This is also true for people with the most severe
forms of the illness.
Because bipolar disorder
is a lifelong and recurrent illness, people with the disorder need
long-term treatment to maintain control of bipolar symptoms. An
effective maintenance treatment plan includes medication and
psychotherapy for preventing relapse and reducing symptom severity.