New guidelines will help clarify how to treat bipolar disorder

      New guidelines will help clarify how to treat bipolar disorder.

      The American Psychiatric Assoc just updated their guidelines for treating bipolar disorder. It's the most deadly psychiatric illness...the suicide rate is 10% to 15% if left untreated.

      Mood stabilizers are the mainstay of treatment. Lithium or valproate is recommended first for most patients.

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