CLINICAL MANIFESTATION AND PHARMACOLOGICAL TREATMENT OF BIPOLAR AFFECTIVE DISORDER


V.V. Yastrebova, D.V. Yastrebov

FSBI State Scientific Center of Social and Forensic Psychiatry named after V.P.Serbsky, Moscow
Bipolar affective disorder (BAD) is a severe chronic mental disorder with different phases that requires a comprehensive approach to treatment, depending on the current phase, stage of therapy and clinical characteristics of the state. The review article describes the current approaches to the treatment of BAD at various stages (active, supporting and preventive therapy). Therapeutic schemes for treatment of depressive, manic, and mixed phases are presented. The features of administration and potentials for the combination of drugs of different pharmacological groups - mood stabilizers, antidepressants, antipsychotics, atypical antipsychotics as monotherapy and combined therapy of BAD – are analyzed.

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Author for contacts: D.V. Yastrebov - Senior Researcher at the Department of New Drugs and Therapies of Division of Boundary Psychiatry, State Scientific Center of Social and Forensic Psychiatry named after V.P.Serbsky; e-mail: dvyastrebov@gmail.com


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