Vazquez G, Strejilevich S, García-Bonetto G, Cetkovich M, Zariategui R, Lagomarsino A, Goldchluk A, Kalina E, Herbst L,Gutierrez B. Argentine consensus on the treatment of bipolar disorders. Vertex 2005

Argentine consensus on the treatment of bipolar disorders.

Autores Vazquez G, Strejilevich S, García-Bonetto G, Cetkovich M, Zariategui R, Lagomarsino A, Goldchluk A, Kalina E, Herbst L,Gutierrez B.
Año 2005
Journal  Vazquez G, Strejilevich S, García-Bonetto G, Cetkovich M, Zariategui R, Lagomarsino A, Goldchluk A, Kalina E, Herbst L,Gutierrez B.
Volumen 2005(16):3-24
Abstract  The consensus guidelines of argentine experts in the treatment of bipolar disorders are the result of three days of work of the 10 main local experts under the organization of the Argentine Association of Biological Psychiatry (AAPB). It was adopted a mixed criterion for its preparation: all the recent data of the evidence medicine based published until now were discussed and were balanced with the knowledge acquired from clinical experience of the local experts on the bipolar field. It presents general recommendations and suggested therapeutic sequences for the phase of maintenance, the manic/hypomanic or mixed episode and the depressive episode. These have been divided according to the classification in type I and II; with or without rapid cycling. Since the group of experts identified the delay and miss-diagnoses like the most important barrier for a suitable treatment enclosed a series of recommendations for differential diagnosis of bipolar disorders.
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