Antipsychotics for bipolar disorder

This lecture discusses the use of antipsychotics in the management of bipolar disorder. It is divided in three short parts, each less than 4 minutes.

Part 1

  • Pharmacotherapy of acute mania
  • Antipsychotics for mania
  • Treatment with first generation antipsychotics
  • FDA approved second generation antipsychotics for acute mania/ mixed symptoms
  • The role of SGAs in the treatment of manic/mixed episodes

Part 2

  • Bipolar depression
  • FDA approved SGAs for maintenance treatment
  • Maintenance treatment: advantages and disadvantages of SGAs

Part 3


References and further reading

Frye MA. Clinical practice. Bipolar disorder–a focus on depression. N Engl J Med. 2011;364(1):51-9.

Schatzberg, AF., Cole, JO, and DeBattista, C. Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology. 7th ed.American Psychiatric Publishing, 2010.

Janicak, P G., S R. Marder, and M N. Pavuluri. Principles and Practice of Psychopharmacotherapy. 5th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2010.

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