mood stabilizer

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mood stabilizer

Any agent or therapy that prevents or relieves wide fluctuations in affective range, e.g., as occur in bipolar disorder.Examples of mood stabilizing drugs are carbamazepine and lithium carbonate.
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Currently, the standard treatment for bipolar disorder, a psychiatric condition characterised by dramatic shifts in mood from depression to mania, includes a combination of psychotherapy and prescription medications such as mood stabilisers and antipsychotics.
Upon his most recent admission, the patient had suffered refractory manic symptoms for approximately 18 months, despite treatment with several antipsychotic medications and mood stabilisers at adequate therapeutic doses.
His manic symptoms did not respond to the single mood stabiliser; therefore, lithium carbonate was added to his treatment.
18 February 2011 - US-based biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) and Japan-based pharmaceutical company Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co Ltd announced yesterday that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ABILIFY (aripiprazole) as an adjunct to the mood stabilisers lithium or valproate for the maintenance treatment of Bipolar I Disorder.
doctors JOSIE Lawrence plays Ruth's former music teacher who's now auditioning for Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest TV talent show and wants mood stabilisers. It turns out, rather amusingly, she can't sing.
Many sufferers claim that they manage the condition without taking mood stabilisers but they are deceiving themselves.
Healy, who is director of the university's North Wales sub-department of psychological medicine and has had 13 books published on psycho-pharmaceuticals, says drug companies coined the term 'mood stabilisers'.
Hickie said the term 'mood stabilisers' has been established since 1949, when an Australian scientist, John Cade, discovered the role of lithium as a mood treatment.
Many people are helped by "mood stabilisers" such as lithium carbonate and carbamazepine.
Compared with periods when participants were not on medication, violent crime fell by 45 per cent in patients receiving antipsychotics, and by 24 per cent in patients prescribed mood stabilisers.
In the second study, patients were randomised to flexible doses of INVEGA (3-12 mg once daily) either as monotherapy or in addition to treatment with mood stabilisers and/or antidepressants or placebo.