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Which antipsychotic drugs are used for bipolar disorder today?

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Today, doctors may prescribe newer antipsychotic drugs, including:

  • Aripiprazole (Abilify)
  • Asenapine (Saphris)
  • Cariprazine (Vraylar)
  • Lurasidone (Latuda)
  • Olanzapine (Zyprexa)
  • Quetiapine fumarate (Seroquel)
  • Ziprasidone (Geodon)

National Institute of Mental Health: “How is Bipolar Disorder Treated?”

Fieve, R. Bipolar II.

American Journal of Psychiatry: "Practice Guideline for the treatment of patients with bipolar disorder. Part A: Treatment recommendations for patients with bipolar disorder."

Mayo Clinic: “Bipolar disorder.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella on March 11, 2020

National Institute of Mental Health: “How is Bipolar Disorder Treated?”

Fieve, R. Bipolar II.

American Journal of Psychiatry: "Practice Guideline for the treatment of patients with bipolar disorder. Part A: Treatment recommendations for patients with bipolar disorder."

Mayo Clinic: “Bipolar disorder.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella on March 11, 2020

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