QUESTION 84. (Bipolar disorder)

The mainstay treatment of bipolar disorders is:

(a) Oxcarbazine
(b) Lithium
(c) Risperidone
(d) Olanzapine

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ANS- (b) Lithium

Bipolar disorders:

Bipolar I (requires 1 type of episode)≥ 1 manic episode +/− a hypomanic or depressive episode (may be separated by any length of time).
Bipolar II (requires 2 types of episodes)—a hypomanic and a depressive episode (no history of manic episodes).

Lithium is a mood stabilizer for treatment for bipolar disorders.

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