Philip B. Mitchell, Chair (Correspondence)
Australian and New Zealand clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of bipolar disorder
Article first published online: 30 APR 2004
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
Volume 38, Issue 5, pages 280–305, May 2004
How to Cite
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Clinical Practice Guidelines Team for Bipolar Disorder (2004), Australian and New Zealand clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of bipolar disorder. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 38: 280–305. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1614.2004.01356.x
CPG Team for Bipolar Disorder, School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW 2031, Australia. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Issue published online: 30 APR 2004
- Article first published online: 30 APR 2004
- Received 13 February 2004; accepted 19 February 2004.
- bipolar disorder;
- mood stabilisers.
Background: The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists is co-ordinating the development of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) in psychiatry, funded under the National Mental Health Strategy (Australia) and the New Zealand Health Funding Authority
Method: For these guidelines, the CPG team reviewed the treatment outcome literature (including meta-analyses) and consulted with practitioners and consumers.
Treatment recommendations: This guideline provides evidence-based recommendations for the management of bipolar disorder by phase of illness, that is acute mania, mixed episodes and bipolar depression, and the prophylaxis of such episodes. It specifies the roles of various mood-stabilizing medications and of psychological treatments such as cognitive therapy and psycho-education.