The case for atypical antipsychotics in bipolar disorder

Mona Shattell, Norman L. Keltner

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As the opening scenario illustrates about Mary and Bob, bipolar disorder can be devastating to individuals and families. Managing symptoms through psychotropic medications can help people with mental illness better manage their lives. Our brief review of the current research supports the effectiveness of atypical antipsychotic medications and, therefore, supports their use in treating bipolar disorder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)34-38
Number of pages5
JournalPerspectives in psychiatric care
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004



  • Bipolar
  • Olanzapine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health

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