Bipolar disorders are recurrent, chronic mood disorders characterised by periods of elevated mood and periods of depression.
Medication is a mainstay of treatment and is used to manage acute episodes and for ongoing relapse prevention, which is also referred as prophylaxis. The aim of acute-phase treatment is remission of symptoms. In the longer term, the aim is to achieve a medication dose and combination that is effective and well tolerated.
There are 3 modules in this series:
This module is aimed at primary health care practitioners currently or potentially working with patients with bipolar disorders in either primary or secondary care settings.
At the end of this module participants will be able to: