Clinical guidelines on long-term pharmacotherapy for bipolar disorder in children and adolescents

Cox, Joanna H., Seri, Stefano and Cavanna, Andrea E. (2014). Clinical guidelines on long-term pharmacotherapy for bipolar disorder in children and adolescents. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 3 (1), pp. 135-143.

Abstract

Bipolar disorder is a severe affective disorder which can present in adolescence, or sometimes earlier, and often requires a pharmacotherapeutic approach. The phenomenology of bipolar disorder in children and adolescents appears to differ from that of adult patients, prompting the need for specific pharmacotherapy guidelines for long-term management in this patient population. Current treatment guidelines were mainly developed based on evidence from studies in adult patients, highlighting the requirement for further research into the pharmacotherapy of children and adolescents with bipolar disorder. This review compares and critically analyzes the available guidelines, discussing the recommended medication classes, their mechanisms of action, side effect profiles and evidence base

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm3010135
Divisions: Life & Health Sciences > Psychology
Life & Health Sciences
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Uncontrolled Keywords: adolescents,bipolar disorder ,children,guidelines,pharmacotherapy
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Published Date: 2014-01-21
Authors: Cox, Joanna H.
Seri, Stefano ( 0000-0002-9247-8102)
Cavanna, Andrea E.

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