How is bipolar disorder treated?
While there is no cure for bipolar disorder, treatment can help to predict, reduce and prevent future mood episodes.
At the Pediatric Mental Health Institute at Children’s Hospital Colorado, we adhere to best practices for the treatment of bipolar disorder, which includes a combination of medication and psychotherapy.
Youth with bipolar disorder are most often treated in outpatient mental health clinics. However, mood episodes can be severe and risky. During these times, a person may require more intensive care, through a stay in our Partial Hospitalization day treatment or Inpatient Programs.
With each episode, the likelihood and risk associated with future episodes increases. As such, earlier intervention is associated with better outcomes.