Safety and tolerability associated with second-generation antipsychotic polytherapy in bipolar disorder: findings from the Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program for Bipolar Disorder.

TitleSafety and tolerability associated with second-generation antipsychotic polytherapy in bipolar disorder: findings from the Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program for Bipolar Disorder.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsBrooks, JO, Goldberg JF, Ketter TA, Miklowitz DJ, Calabrese JR, Bowden CL, Thase ME
JournalThe Journal of clinical psychiatry
Volume72
Issue2
Pagination240-7
Date Published2011 Feb
ISSN1555-2101
KeywordsAdult, Antipsychotic Agents, Bipolar disorder, Cohort Studies, Drug Therapy, Combination, Drug Toxicity, Female, Health Services, Humans, Longitudinal Studies, Male, Middle Aged, Psychiatric Status Rating Scales, Treatment Outcome, United States, Utilization Review
Abstract

Practitioners often combine 2 or more second-generation antipsychotics (SGAs) in patients with bipolar disorder, despite an absence of data to support their safety, tolerability, or efficacy.

DOI10.3233/BEN-2011-0335
Alternate JournalJ Clin Psychiatry