Worldview of Psychiatry

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Bipolar disorder pharmacology has traditionally received less attention than antischizophrenic pharmacology and treatments of unipolar depression. The recent epidemiologic studies on the high prevalence of bipolar II disorder and bipolar spectrum disorders have increased the prominence of antibipolar medications as a critical component of the psychopharmacologic armamentarium. A few members of the CINP may remember the days when lithium defined the concept of mood stabilizers and was the only mood stabilizer in existence.

Volume: 65

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