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Treatment guidelines for management of bipolar disorder 

Treatment guidelines for management of bipolar disorder
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Treatment guidelines for management of bipolar disorder
Author(s):

Lakshmi N Yatham

and Gin S Malhi

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199562305.003.0007
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date: 14 October 2019

First line treatments for mania include monotherapy with lithium or valproate or an atypical antipsychotic or a combination of lithium or valproate plus an atypical antipsychotic

If antidepressants are used in conjunction with a mood stabilizer for acute bipolar depression, they should be tapered and discontinued within eight weeks of remission...

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