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Mood stabilizers are utilized primarily for treatment of bipolar
disorder. Certain mood stabilizers appear to be more effective for
certain symptoms and in certain stages of bipolar–mania, depression,
maintenance. However, like many other psychotropics, mood stabilizers
are prescribed in other conditions and are used “off label” too. It is
important to be familiar with which mood stabilizers in order to
identify the situations in which they can be effectively utilized. The
purpose of this assignment is to familiarize students with specific mood
If your FIRST name begins with the letter A through G, please address the following:
Read the following journal article for inspiration: Comparative efficacy and tolerability of pharmacological treatments in the maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder.pdf
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pharmacological treatments in the maintenance treatment of bipolar
Miura, T., Noma, H., Furukawa, T., Mitsuyasu, H., Tanaka, S.,
Stockton, S., … Kanba, S. (2014). Comparative efficacy and tolerability
of pharmacological treatments in the maintenance treatment of bipolar
disorder: A systematic review and network meta-analysis. The Lancet Psychiatry, 1(5), 351–359. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366(14)70314-1
Write a minimum of 500 words (max 1000 words)
Include the following:
A brief introduction to your assigned mood stabilizer (assigned above)
A detailed discussion of the main steps a prescribing provider
should follow when prescribing this mood stabilizer to patients of any
e. g. prior to prescribing it (work-up, education), during initiation, ongoing monitoring/managing side effects
Support your reasoning for these steps with data from four (4) resources–two
(2) “primary” peer reviewed journal articles; and two (2) other
resources (these may include primary or secondary resources such as
textbooks or reputable sources like UpToDate).
APA format is required- a title page, and reference list and in text citations should be included.
DUE DATE: This assignment is due by by Sunday 2359 EST.
Please see-Mood Stabilizer Paper Rubric 3.9.21.docx.pdf
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