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"Do bipolar patients get their energy levels back to normal when euthymic?"
Thanks for being concerned about someone who has this condition. It is important to speak with your doctor or your friend's doctor about this question. The short answer to this question is yes. The longer answer is more complicated. Bipolar disorders can be very difficult to manage. Part of this is because when patients are feeling the "up" of BPD, they may appreciate the feeling so much that they refuse to take the medications that can help them so much. On the other hand, the lows that people feel can be quite devastating. Somewhere in the middle is what most medications help to achieve. Unfortunately, the energy levels are not quite as good as some people with BPD may want (because they have experienced the inexhaustible energy of a manic phase), and the medications can therefore leave them feeling relatively tired. The good news is that people can adapt and live very normal lives and be very productive. Again, it is important to speak with your doctor or your friend's doctor about this question so that he or she can address your concerns directly and help you or the patient achieve the most successful and happy life possible for them. Please speak with your doctor about this question.
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