The management of bipolar disorder

Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2016 Mar;77(3):175-9. doi: 10.12968/hmed.2016.77.3.175.

Abstract

Bipolar disorder is a common mental disorder which is relapsing and remitting in nature. Subsyndromal symptoms are common and associated with poorer outcomes. Management of the disorder can be challenging and depends on the polarity and severity of the mood episode.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Antidepressive Agents / therapeutic use
  • Antimanic Agents / therapeutic use
  • Antipsychotic Agents / therapeutic use
  • Bipolar Disorder / drug therapy
  • Bipolar Disorder / physiopathology*
  • Bipolar Disorder / therapy*
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Comorbidity
  • Depressive Disorder / drug therapy
  • Humans
  • Lithium Compounds / therapeutic use*
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
  • Recurrence
  • Self Care
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Social Support
  • Suicide Prevention

Substances

  • Antidepressive Agents
  • Antimanic Agents
  • Antipsychotic Agents
  • Lithium Compounds