Protocols for the use of psychoactive drugs: Part III. Protocol for the treatment of bipolar affective disorder with lithium.

A step-wise protocol is described for the treatment of bipolar affective disorder, with emphasis on the use of lithium. The objective of this protocol is to delineate the steps clinicians must consider in monitoring a patient who is receiving treatment for bipolar affective illness. While not covering every aspect of treatment, the protocol does provide the… CONTINUE READING