Medications, such as mood stabilizers and antidepressants, are essential in the treatment of bipolar disorder. Psychoeducation and therapy greatly increases the chances for keeping the disorder under control. Once extreme mood episodes are minimized, it is possible to begin making wise lifestyle choices. Successful choices can decrease the chance that a crisis will develop to trigger an episode or compel you to go off medication. Wise lifestyle choices, not so different from those made by people free of mood disorders, can have a special significance for people with bipolar disorder.