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Type: Journal article
Title: Monitoring of mood stabilizing drugs for bipolar disorder in Australian general practice
Author: Schrader, G.
Dhillon, R.
Bastiampillai, T.
Al Atrash-Najar, R.
Citation: Australasian Psychiatry, 2002; 10(3):265-267
Publisher: Informa Healthcare-Taylor & Francis
Issue Date: 2002
ISSN: 1039-8562
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Geoffrey Schrader, Rohan Dhillon, Tarun Bastiampillai, Rima Al Atrash-Najar
Abstract: Objective: To determine adherence to guidelines by general practitioners for monitoring mood stabilizing drugs in patients with bipolar disorder. Method: A postal survey of general practitioners was conducted in a metropolitan division of general practitioners. Results: Substantial numbers of general practitioners appear to not be following established guidelines for the monitoring of mood stabilising drugs. Conclusion: Greater educational input is required to enable general practitioners to optimise care for patients with chronic psychiatric disorder.
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DOI: 10.1046/j.1440-1665.2002.00460.x
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