Bipolar Disorder | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • What treatment is best for me?
  • Are there any support groups in my area?
  • Will I have to take medicine for the rest of my life?
  • What can I do at home to help myself?
  • Should I make any changes to my diet?
  • What exercises should I do?
  • What medicines should I take?
  • Will my children also have bipolar disorder?
  • If my symptoms get worse, when should I call my doctor?
  • What should I do if I start thinking about suicide?


Management of Bipolar Disorder by KS Griswold, M.D., M.P.H. and LF Pessar, M.D. (American Family Physician September 15, 2000,

Written by editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 02/14
Created: 09/00