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How can bipolar disorder and mania be treated?

I am researching my health. I am bipolar and very manic, I am off a lot of my meds due to side effects. My mother has myotonia dystrophy, my question is can is, could I have inherited something from her which is causing bipolar like behavior and that s why I don t respond well to medication? Bare with me, its hard for me to explain things. Thank you milissa good
Mon, 26 Mar 2018
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Hello,

Moronic dystrophy is a genetic disorder and can be confirmed by genetic testing. However, the presence of mutations in genes causing myotonia dystrophy will not affect your response to medications used in treating bipolar disorder. Please be advised to follow up with a psychiatrist to undergo an appropriate evaluation and get started on a mood stabilizer.


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