Journal article

The International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) consensus guidelines for the safety monitoring of bipolar disorder treatments

Felicity Ng, Oommen K Mammen, Ingeborg Wilting, Gary S Sachs, I Nicol Ferrier, Frederick Cassidy, Serge Beaulieu, Lakshmi N Yatham, Michael Berk

BIPOLAR DISORDERS | WILEY | Published : 2009

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Safety monitoring is an important aspect of bipolar disorder treatment, as mood-stabilising medications have potentially serious side effects, some of which may also aggravate existing medical comorbidities. This paper sets out the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) guidelines for the safety monitoring of widely used agents in the treatment of bipolar disorder. These guidelines aim to provide recommendations that take into consideration the balance between safety and cost-effectiveness, to highlight iatrogenic and preventive clinical issues, and to facilitate the broad implementation of therapeutic safety monitoring as a standard component of treatment for bipolar..

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