How is the response to treatment in bipolar affective disorder (manic-depressive illness) evaluated?

Updated: May 06, 2018
  • Author: Stephen Soreff, MD; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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Evaluate the patient’s response to treatment with the same standardized tool at follow-up visits, after changes in therapy, and with periodic assessments until complete remission has been reached. [3] The Center for Quality Assessment and Improvement in Mental Health (CQAIMH) provides assessment and screening tools for bipolar disorder and suicide at: http://www.cqaimh.org/stable.html.


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