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Thursday 01 January 2004

The case for atypical antipsychotics in bipolar disorder.

By: Shattell M, Keltner NL.

Perspect Psychiatr Care 2004 Jan-Mar;40(1):34-8

As the opening scenario illustrates about Mary and Bob, bipolar disorder can be devastating to individuals and families. Managing symptoms through psychotropic medications can help people with mental illness better manage their lives. Our brief review of the current research supports the effectiveness of atypical antipsychotic medications and, therefore, supports their use in treating bipolar disorder.

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