Strategies for Shifting From Acute to Maintenance Treatment for Bipolar I Disorder

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Updated treatment guidelines are available for maintenance therapy for bipolar I disorder. Using these guidelines can help clinicians make treatment decisions including pharmacotherapy and psychosocial interventions tailored to their patients’ individual characteristics. This CME activity describes the recommendations for first-line treatment and subsequent steps. Reasons why clinicians might not initiate maintenance with highest ranked first-line options are also provided.

From the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, and the US Department of Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, California.

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J Clin Psychiatry 2020;81(1):OT18053BR2C

https://doi.org/10.4088/JCP.OT18053BR2C