1. Symptoms and spectrum of bipolar disorder; 2. From symptoms to circuits; 3. From circuits to mechanisms; 4. Lithium and various anticonvulsants as mood stabilizers for bipolar disorder; 5. Atypical antipsychotics as mood stabilizers for bipolar disorder; 6. Building a treatment plan.
Concepts are illustrated by full-color images that will be familiar to all readers of Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology, 3rd Edition and The Prescriber's Guide.
Stephen M. Stahl is Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California at San Diego. He has conducted numerous research projects awarded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the Veterans Administration, and the pharmaceutical industry. Author of more than 350 articles and chapters, Dr Stahl is the author of the bestsellers Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology and The Prescriber's Guide.