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Medication for Bipolar 1


A social worker in a psychiatric setting is working with a client who exhibits
characteristics of Bipolar I Disorder. The psychiatrist in the clinic plans to prescribe
medication for the client. Which of the following is the most commonly used medication for
Bipolar I Disorder?

A. Lithium
B. Ritalin
C. Zoloft
D. Prozac


The correct answer is “A” – Lithium. Ritalin (answer “B”) is not correct because Ritalin is a
common medication used for ADHD. Zoloft (answer “C”) and Prozac (answer “D”) are both
incorrect because they are medications commonly used to treat depression.

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