Bipolar Disorder (January)

Date of Issue: 01/01/2017 | Volume: 14 | Number: 1

Issue Links:Learning Objectives | Editorial Information

Managing your patients with bipolar disorder presents an entire set of specific challenges. In this issue, we'll give you recommendations for evaluating and treating patients, and take a look at whether polypharmacy is helpful or harmful as a treatment option.

In This Issue


Antipsychotic Polypharmacy: Helpful or Harmful?

Topics: Antipsychotics | Bipolar Disorder

Prescribing two antipsychotics to a single patient is a common practice in clinical settings. Increasingly, we are being scolded for this practice. If possible, stick with a single antipsychotic. But if the situation seems to call for polypharmacy, here are some factors to guide your decision-making.

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ICD-10: What You Need to Know

Topics: DSM | Practice Tools and Tips

On October 1, 2015, you had to start using ICD-10 codes for reporting diagnoses in order to get paid by insurance companies. But what does ICD-10 mean, how does it relate to DSM-5, and what does a practicing clinician need to know about it?

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Expert Q&A

Managing Bipolar Disorder: Practical Tips

Topics: Bipolar Disorder | Practice Tools and Tips

Dr. Strakowski shares tips on diagnosing bipolar disorder, in addition to insight on treatment strategies such as maintaining a regular schedule, mood charting, cognitive behavioral therapy, and medication.

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