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Antipsychotic Agents and Bipolar Disorder

Mauricio Tohen, M.D., Dr.P.H., and Carlos A. Zarate, Jr., M.D.

Published: July 1, 1998

Article Abstract

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.

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Volume: 59

Quick Links: Psychotic Disorders , Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorders


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