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Fortunately, many medications are available to treat bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. These medications can include:
 
Atypical Antipsychotics
Seroquel is an atypical antipsychotic. These drugs are usually effective at treating schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. It is thought that these newer antipsychotic medications may have fewer serious side effects than older antipsychotics (although studies have shown conflicting results). In addition to Seroquel, these medications can include:
 
Symbyax® is a bipolar disorder medication that combines Zyprexa with fluoxetine (Prozac®), an antidepressant.
 
Typical Antipsychotics
These are older, "first-generation" antipsychotic medications. While it is thought that these medications may be more likely to cause serious side effects, studies have shown conflicting results. These medications can include:
 
Mood Stabilizers
Mood stabilizers are effective at treating bipolar disorder, but not schizophrenia. Many (but not all) of these medications are anticonvulsants (meaning they are used to treat seizures). These medications can include:
 
 
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