Monitoring of mood stabilizing drugs for bipolar disorder in Australian general practice

Geoffrey Schrader, Rohan Dhillon, Tarun Bastiampillai, Rima Al Atrash-Najar

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Abstract

Objective: To determine adherence to guidelines by general practitioners for monitoring mood stabilizing drugs in patients with bipolar disorder. Method: A postal survey of general practitioners was conducted in a metropolitan division of general practitioners. Results: Substantial numbers of general practitioners appear to not be following established guidelines for the monitoring of mood stabilising drugs. Conclusion: Greater educational input is required to enable general practitioners to optimise care for patients with chronic psychiatric disorder.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-267
Number of pages3
JournalAustralasian Psychiatry
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bipolar disorder
  • Drug monitoring
  • General practice

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