First clinical trial to evaluate SEROQUEL as a monotherapy treatment for depression in outpatients with both bipolar I and bipolar II disorders.
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International Conference on Bipolar Disorder highlights specific brain regions associated with Bipolar Disorder and changes in brain metabolism in response to certain drugs among late breaking research.
Bipolar Disorder More Prevalent and Costly, high suicide rate could be curbed with mainstay drug Lithhium.
Research zeros in on likely genes for Bipolar Disorder and finds link with Thyroid condition that could help identify those at risk.
How do we treat bipolar disorder? Specifically, how do we treat mania or depression associated with bipolar disorder? The treatment of these two clinical states is not the same.
The treatment of mania is dependent upon its severity and acuity. For mild to moderate mania, mood stabilizers such as lithium and valproic acid (Valproate) are still the standard of treatment and may be sufficient to contain the symptoms. Lithium starts to work after 10 to 14 days while valproic acid, about 7 to 10 days.