Practical Strategies for Assessing and Stabilizing Bipolar Patients in Urgent Situations
J Clin Psychiatry 2007;68(10):e23
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For patients with bipolar disorder in urgent situations,
psychiatric and nonpsychiatric clinicians should employ practical approaches to
achieve optimum outcomes and ensure safe and rapid reduction of symptoms, such
as considering the treatment setting, clinician-patient relationship, and the
severity of the patient’s symptoms. Because biological, psychological, and
social factors affect both the development and the treatment of acute bipolar
states, treatment should address each factor to manage the illness.
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