This May, Mental Health Month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is providing information to consumers about depression and bipolar disorder—and reminding them that treatment options are available.
Depression is a serious medical illness. Not all depression requires treatment with medication. But FDA-approved medications for the treatment of depression can help improve symptoms in some people. Learn more.
Bipolar disorder also is a serious illness. It’s characterized by alternating periods of highs and lows, and proper diagnosis is important. Many FDA-approved medications also can help treat symptoms of bipolar disorder. Learn more.