Journal article

The pharmacological treatment of bipolar disorder in primary care

Gin S Malhi, Danielle Adams, Michael Berk

Medical Journal of Australia | WILEY | Published : 2010

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To provide a practical overview of the pharmacological management of adults with bipolar disorder in primary care and the role of general practitioners in the pharmacotherapy of this complex disorder. DATA SOURCES: Published guidelines for the treatment of bipolar disorder, plus Cochrane reviews, meta-analyses, review articles and reports from randomised controlled trials that were published up to May 2009. STUDY SELECTION: Over 500 articles on the treatment of bipolar disorder were reviewed, with an emphasis on meta-analyses and systematic reviews of randomised controlled trials. Where evidence was more limited, open trials and non-controlled data were also reviewed. DATA EXTRACT..

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