Antipsychotic agents and bipolar disorder. Academic Article Review uri icon

start page

  • 38

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  • 48; discussion 49


  • 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 fo the new atypical antipsychotic drugs that were recently approved.

date/time value

  • 1998

PubMed Identifier

  • 9448668


  • 59 Suppl 1



  • Acute Disease
  • Antipsychotic Agents
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Clozapine
  • Delayed-Action Preparations
  • Drug Therapy, Combination
  • Humans
  • Lithium
  • Pirenzepine
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Risperidone
  • Treatment Outcome