Bipolar Disorder: Treatment

by Helen Farrell, MD

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    The lecture Bipolar Disorder: Treatment by Helen Farrell, MD is from the course Major Psychiatric Disorders. It contains the following chapters:

    • Treatment of Bipolar Disorder
    • Treating Bipolar Disorders
    • Anticonvulsants and Antipschotics

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    1. Hallucinations
    2. Mood
    3. Impulsivity
    4. Pressured speech
    5. Insomnia
    1. Inpatient admission.
    2. Partially hospitalize the patient.
    3. Observe him in the emergency department for the next 4 days.
    4. Request the neighbor who brought him to take care of the patient.
    5. Allot a care taker and send him home.
    1. Cetirizine
    2. Metronidazole
    3. Diuretics
    4. ACE inhibitors
    5. NSAIDs
    1. Flumazenil can be used if the blood levels go above 3 mmol/L.
    2. Mild toxicity can be managed by IV hydration.
    3. The teratogenic abnormality of Lithium during pregnancy is called Ebstein’s anomaly.
    4. Co-administration of NSAIDs increase the levels of Lithium in the blood.
    5. Lithium toxicity presents as coarse tremors, ataxia and slurred speech.
    1. Carbamazepine
    2. Clonazepam
    3. Diazepam
    4. Ethosuximide
    5. Gabapentin
    1. A small dose of Diazepam is given to relax the patient.
    2. It is done in a setting of an operating room.
    3. A controlled seizure is delivered to the brain.
    4. A muscle relaxant is used to paralyze the body for short time.
    5. General anesthesia is used.

    Author of lecture Bipolar Disorder: Treatment

     Helen Farrell, MD

    Helen Farrell, MD

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