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If a person has a manic episode with psychosis and they are

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If a person has a manic episode with psychosis and they are placed on medication for bipolar or schizoaffective disorder will they be on medication for the rest of their lives

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Hello ! Thank you for your question, I’m Dr. Vikas (M.D Psychiatry) and I’ll try to help you today.

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It is not necessary, usually for a first episode, patient is kept on medicine for a time period of 1 year in most cases.

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if there is a history of 2 or 3 such episodes, then medicine can be prescribed for 3-5 year duration.

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if there is a long history of illness with multiple remissions and exacerbation, in that case, treatment is continued for long term that is few years.

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please feel free to discuss further if you have any other query.

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