Ask Dr Dave

Welcome to Dr. Dave’s Bipolar Blog. The UCLA Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Clinic offers this service to the community as a way of providing answers to questions that can often take hours to research. I will try to answer your question as quickly as I can! If I don’t know the answer, I will consult with someone who does. Please be patient: I may not be able to respond to your question right away.

Please post a question you have about bipolar disorder. Your question can be about kids or adults, and can concern diagnosis, causes, or treatments.

Please note that a question/answer blog is not a substitute for good treatment. If you have a concern about yourself or a family member, and especially if you or this family member has experienced a worsening of symptoms, please consult with your doctor and therapist. The purpose of this blog is not to dispense treatment recommendations to specific individuals with bipolar disorder. Instead, it offers answers to general questions about treatment based on the clinical and research literature. The effectiveness of treatments will, of course, vary from person to person. The UCLA School of Medicine is not responsible for information provided on this blog.

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