An outline of the various drug treatments for bipolar disorder and their potential side effects and limitations.
Medication is the most important treatment for bipolar disorders. I will outline the medication listed in the textbook and state their potential side effects and limitations in point form.
Lithium is the first choice of treatment for bipolar disorders and it is indicated that Lithium is effective in the alleviation of manic and depressive episodes. 75-80% of patients who take Lithium as directed show improvement. One patient, on page 177 of the textbook, states that Lithium prevents his "disastrous highs" and "diminishes depression". Patients who continue to take Lithium…
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