Summary of NICE guidance for Bipolar disorder

Karoline Brennan, Senior Medicines Information Pharmacist, North West Medicines Information CentreSource North West Medicines Information CentrePublished

Since this edition of NICE Bites was published, NICE has amended recommendations in line with the MHRA guidance on valproate use by women and girls. Please go to NICE for details and to check for any further updates to this guideline.

NICE Bites is a monthly bulletin from North West Medicines Information Centre which summarises key prescribing points from NICE guidance. NICE Bites No 70, Nov/Dec 2014 includes one topic: Bipolar disorder (NICE CG185). Sections covered include recognition, psychological interventions, pharmacological interventions (antidepressants, antipsychotics, lithium, valproate), monitoring and prescribing advice.

(This website entry checked November 2020)