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Mood-Stabilizing Agents

  • Ross J. Baldessarini
Chapter

Abstract

Mood-stabilizing treatments include a variety of types of medicinal agents with important applications in the treatment of bipolar (manic-depressive) disorder patients. Recent estimates indicate that the prevalence of these illnesses exceeds that of the psychotic disorders, with lifetime estimates ranging from approximately 1% for type I bipolar disorder (with mania) to several percent if all forms of bipolar disorder (including type II with hypomania and mainly recurrent depression).

Keywords

Bipolar Disorder Mixed State Bipolar Depression Acute Mania Lithium Treatment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ross J. Baldessarini
    • 1
  1. 1.Harvard Medical SchoolMcLean Hospital Psychopharmacology ProgramBelmontUSA

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