The World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry (WFSBP) guidelines for the biological treatment of bipolar disorders, part III: Maintenance treatment

Heinz Grunze, Siegfried Kasper, Guy Goodwin, Charles Bowden, Hans Jürgen Möller, Hagop Akiskal, Hervé Allain, José Ayuso-Gutiérrez, David Baldwin, Per Bech, Otto Benkert, Michael Berk, Istvan Bitter, Marc Bourgeois, Graham Burrows, Joseph Calabrese, Giovanni Cassano, Marcelo Cetkovich-Bakmas, John C. Cookson, Delcir da CostaMihai George, Frank Goodwin, Gerado Heinze, Teruhiko Higuchi, Robert M. Hirschfeld, Cyril Höschl, Edith Holsboer-Trachsler, Kay Jamison, Cornelius Katona, Martin B. Keller, Parmanand Kulhara, David J. Kupfer, Yves Lecrubier, Brian Leonard, Rasmus W. Licht, Odd Lingjaerde, Henrik Lublin, Mario Maj, Julien Mendlewicz, Philip Mitchell, Stuart Montgomery, Charles Nemeroff, Willem Nolen, Eugene S. Paykel, Michael Philipp, Robert Post, Stanislaw Puzynski, Zoltan Rihmer, Janusz K. Rybakowski, Per Vestergaard, Eduard Vieta, Jörg Walden, Peter C. Whybrow, Kazuo Yamada

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Abstract

As with the two preceding guidelines of this series, these practice guidelines for the pharmacological maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder were developed by an international task force of the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry (WFSBP). Their purpose is to supply a systematic overview of all scientific evidence relating to maintenance treatment. The data used for these guidelines were extracted from a MEDLINE and EMBASE search, from recent proceedings from key conferences and various national and international treatment guidelines. The scientific justification of support for particular treatments was categorised into four levels of evidence (A-D). As these guidelines are intended for clinical use, the scientific evidence was not only graded, but also reviewed by the experts of the task force to ensure practicality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120-135
Number of pages16
JournalWorld Journal of Biological Psychiatry
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2004

Keywords

  • Antipsychotics
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Electroconvulsive therapy
  • Evidence-based guidelines
  • Maintenance
  • Mood stabiliser
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Prophylaxis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry

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    Grunze, H., Kasper, S., Goodwin, G., Bowden, C., Möller, H. J., Akiskal, H., Allain, H., Ayuso-Gutiérrez, J., Baldwin, D., Bech, P., Benkert, O., Berk, M., Bitter, I., Bourgeois, M., Burrows, G., Calabrese, J., Cassano, G., Cetkovich-Bakmas, M., Cookson, J. C., ... Yamada, K. (2004). The World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry (WFSBP) guidelines for the biological treatment of bipolar disorders, part III: Maintenance treatment. World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, 5(3), 120-135. https://doi.org/10.1080/15622970410029924