Lithium Therapy for Bipolar Disorder

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Abstract

The management of bipolar disorder (BD) may be challenging because of the disease state itself. In addition, the maintenance of the drug level of lithium plays a vital role in preventing acute manic or mixed episodes. This article reviews the drug properties of lithium, the current treatment guidelines for BD, and best practices in monitoring lithium therapy, as well as the characteristics and classification of BD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal for Nurse Practitioners
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

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Bipolar Disorder
Lithium
Practice Guidelines
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Therapeutics
Maintenance
Guidelines

Keywords

  • Bipolar disorder
  • Challenges of bipolar disorders
  • Lithium
  • Mania
  • Properties of lithium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fundamentals and skills
  • LPN and LVN

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Lithium Therapy for Bipolar Disorder. / Luu, Brent; Rodway, George W.

In: Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 01.01.2018.

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