What is included in long-term monitoring of affective disorder (manic-depressive illness)?

Updated: May 30, 2019
  • Author: Stephen Soreff, MD; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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Regardless of the pharmacologic regimen chosen in individual patients with acute bipolar mania, hypomania, or mixed episodes, and those with bipolar depression, reevaluate for treatment response every 1-2 weeks for a minimum of 6 weeks. [3] Continue to monitor these individuals for the following situations [3] :

  • Depressive symptoms (or changes in), suicidal/homicide ideation

  • Neurovegetative symptoms

  • New-onset/change in psychotic symptoms or manic/hypomanic symptoms

  • Illicit substance use

  • Medication side effects and compliance

  • Medical stability

  • Significant psychosocial changes

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