Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics for the Maintenance Treatment of Bipolar Disorder

@article{Gigante2012LongActingIA,
  title={Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics for the Maintenance Treatment of Bipolar Disorder},
  author={Alexandre Duarte Gigante and Beny Lafer and Lakshmi N. Yatham},
  journal={CNS Drugs},
  year={2012},
  volume={26},
  pages={403-420}
}
Depot antipsychotics have been used as a strategy to reduce non-adherence to medications in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (BD). This article reviews the literature on the efficacy and safety of first- and second-generation depot antipsychotics (FGDA and SGDA, respectively) for the maintenance treatment of BD. Although FGDA have been studied in BD, they have not been approved for use in this disease. Among the SGDA, only depot risperidone has been studied and approved for the maintenance… 
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