Year : 2010  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 355--361

Research on mood stabilizers in India


Ajit Avasthi, Sandeep Grover, Munish Aggarwal 
 Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

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Ajit Avasthi
Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh - 160 012
India

Mood stabilizers have revolutionized the treatment of bipolar affective disorders. We review data originating from India in the form of efficacy, effectiveness, usefulness, safety and tolerability of mood stabilizers. Data is mainly available for the usefulness and side-effects of lithium. A few studies in recent times have evaluated the usefulness of carbamazepine, valproate, atypical antipsychotics and verapamil. Occasional studies have compared two mood stabilizers. Data for long term efficacy and safety is conspicuously lacking.


How to cite this article:
Avasthi A, Grover S, Aggarwal M. Research on mood stabilizers in India.Indian J Psychiatry 2010;52:355-361


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Avasthi A, Grover S, Aggarwal M. Research on mood stabilizers in India. Indian J Psychiatry [serial online] 2010 [cited 2019 Nov 18 ];52:355-361
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