Treatment of Adults with Bipolar Disorder (June 10, 2015), presented by Andrew A. Nierenberg, MD
Treatments for bipolar disorder have benefits and risks that should be discussed by patients and their clinicians in the spirit of shared decision-making. This presentation discusses medications and psychotherapy for acute manic and hypomanic episodes, acute depressive episodes, and long-term treatment to prevent mood episodes. Mood stabilizers, second and third generation antipsychotics, as well as the mixed evidence for antidepressants are discussed. Evidence-based psychotherapies for bipolar disorder include cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness based CBT as well as lifestyle interventions.