Antipsychotic Agents and Bipolar Disorder


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Antipsychotic agents have been used commonly in the treatment of bipolar disorder. This article reviews the evolution of the use of antipsychotic agents and their role in the acute and maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder. The focus is on neuroleptic drugs, the atypical antipsychotic drugs (risperidone and clozapine), and two of the new atypical antipsychotic drugs that were recently approved.​

J Clin Psychiatry 1998;59(suppl 1):38–48