Treatment of Bipolar Disorder With Antipsychotic Medication: Issues Shared With Schizophrenia
J Clin Psychiatry 2007;68(suppl 6):24-25
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Atypical antipsychotics are increasingly used in bipolar disorder as antimanic, antidepressant, and
maintenance treatments. Many of the clinical issues related to switching antipsychotics are similar
between schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. These include similar motivations for switching due to
limited efficacy and unacceptable adverse effects. Particular attention must be paid to the phase of
treatment and coprescribed medications.