mood stabilizers are a type of psychiatric medication used to treat mood disorders characterized by intense and sustained mood shifts, such as bipolar disorder and the bipolar type of schizoaffective disorder. mood stabilizers can help control the severity of the highs and lows experienced by restoring the chemical balance in the brain. The three main types of mood stabilizers are lithium, anticonvulsants and antipsychotics. Each of these drugs has a different mechanism of action and side effects, so they need to be prescribed and monitored carefully by a doctor.

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