New guidelines will help clarify how to treat bipolar disorder

New guidelines will help clarify how to treat bipolar disorder.

The Am Psychiatric Assoc just updated their 1994 guidelines for treating bipolar disorder. It's the most deadly psychiatric illness...the suicide rate is 10% to 15% if left untreated.

Mood stabilizers are the mainstay of treatment. Lithium or valproate is recommended first for most patients.

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