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Can Pain Medication Affect Bipolar Disorder Treatment? Bipolar disorder has previously been linked to chronic pain, affecting almost 30% of patients. Treatment for chronic pain often includes over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and acetaminophen (paracetamol). Because people … ...
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