Triggers and Symptoms for Bipolar Disorder

Lakshmi Yatham, MBBS, FRCPC, MRCPsych (UK), discusses triggers for bipolar disorder.

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Lakshmi Yatham, MBBS, FRCPC, MRCPsych (UK), discusses triggers for bipolar disorder.
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Featuring Dr. Lakshmi Yatham, MBBS, FRCPC, MRCPsych (UK)

Duration: 53 seconds


There are several things that can trigger the relapse of a mood episode in people with bipolar disorder.

These include things like stress in your life, using any recreational drugs can increase the risk of a relapse of a mood episode. So what you want to do is you want to make changes to your lifestyle, so that you minimize stress in your life.

Obviously, it’s not possible to eliminate stress in one’s life, so you want to try and minimize it. You also want to make sure that you stay away from recreational drugs. Healthy lifestyle choices can have a significant impact on improving outcome of a bipolar disorder.

If you have more questions about those, please make sure to speak with your family physician or your psychiatrist.

Presenter: Dr. Lakshmi Yatham, Psychiatrist, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Psychiatrist

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.