Ewelina Dziurkowska, Paweł K. Zarzycki

Współczesne standardy leczenia choroby afektywnej dwubiegunowej

Contemporary standards for bipolar disorder treatment. Bipolar disorder is one of the mental illnesses, which is characterized by the mood changes. This article describes some contemporary ways for the treatment of this illness including psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, as well as light and electroconvulsive therapies. The principal focus of this review concerns characterisation of main classes of the drugs that are used in pharmacotherapy, especially mood stabilizers, anticonvulsants and second generation antipsychotic drugs. Moreover, several alternative ways of the treatment, particularly, for pregnant women and adolescents are also presented.