Medication & Bipolar Disorder

Consultant psychiatrist Dr. Nigila Ravichandran (Institute of Mental Health, Singapore), and award-winning mental health educator and performer Victoria Maxwell discuss medications used for bipolar disorder, including side effects, information on specific medications, and how medications manage bipolar disorder symptoms like mania, depression, and psychosis.

Hosted by Dr. Emma Morton.  

Dr Nigila Ravichandran - TalkBD Bipolar Disorder Podcast

Dr. Nigila Ravichandran is a Consultant Psychiatrist from Singapore with more than 20 years of experience in mental health in clinical, academic, and research fields. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and actively involved in teaching and mentoring junior medical and allied health staff. She has also been volunteering in community work, and regularly gets invited to give talks and training at community events, speak on television, radio, and in webinars both in Singapore and internationally. She has been a Keynote Speaker and presenter in several international conferences.

Victoria Maxwell TalkBD Bipolar Disorder Podcast

Since being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, psychosis, and anxiety, Victoria Maxwell has become one of North America’s top speakers and educators on the lived experience of mental illness and recovery, dismantling stigma and returning to work after a psychiatric disorder. As a performer, her funny, powerful messages about mental wellness create lasting change in individuals and organizations. By sharing her story of mental illness and recovery she makes the uncomfortable comfortable, the confusing understandable. The Mental Health Commission of Canada named her keynote That’s Just Crazy Talk as one of the top anti-stigma interventions in the country.

Follow-up Article

Your Top 10 Questions on Medication and Bipolar Disorder Answered!


I loved that there was a doctor (psychiatrist) able to explain in laymen’s terms along with a person with lived experience with the disorder. Great combination, thank you so much! Would definitely recommend for my BP clients!!

Appreciate the effort to support the asking of questions that might not be adequately answered by treatment team, and for the awareness that some cannot ask their treating team…

I liked having the doctor plus the peer for both points of view. Good info about the meds; how to deal with side effects. Lot of experimenting.

Episode Highlights

How to Stop Bipolar Medication Side Effects: What Are the Options?
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