PrimE-BTM provides practical basic information about the recognition and collaborative care of patients with manic and mixed episodes of bipolar disorder to help you manage their treatment.1
- Patients with bipolar disorder frequently are treated for concurrent psychiatric and general medical conditions2
- Medication management may have a direct impact on a patient's other conditions3,4
- Mental health care and general medical professionals need to collaborate to ensure the best patient outcomes5
In brief office visits, psychiatric clinicians and primary care clinicians might be expected to meet, take a history, diagnose, prescribe treatment, and monitor the overall physical health effects of drug treatment for patients with bipolar disorder.6
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- Kaye NS. J Am Board Fam Pract 2005;18(4):271-281.