Clinical practice recommendations for bipolar disorder.
GS Malhi, D Adams, L Lampe, M Paton, N O'Connor, LA Newton, G Walter, A Taylor, R Porter, RT Mulder, M Berk, undefined Northern Sydney Central Coast Mental Health Drug & Alcohol, undefined NSW Health Clinical Redesign Program, undefined CADE Clinic, University of Sydney
Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica. Supplementum | Published : 2009
OBJECTIVE: To provide clinically relevant evidence-based recommendations for the management of bipolar disorder in adults that are informative, easy to assimilate and facilitate clinical decision-making. METHOD: A comprehensive literature review of over 500 articles was undertaken using electronic database search engines (e.g. MEDLINE, PsychINFO and Cochrane reviews). In addition articles, book chapters and other literature known to the authors were reviewed. The findings were then formulated into a set of recommendations that were developed by a multidisciplinary team of clinicians who routinely deal with mood disorders. These preliminary recommendations underwent extensive consultative rev..View full abstract