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Antipsychotics best for acute treatment of manic episodes

KEY POINT

Antipsychotic drugs were more effective than mood stabilizers for treating acute manic episodes in adults with bipolar disorder, according to a large meta-analysis. Risperidone (Risperdal—Janssen), olanzapine (Zyprexa—Lilly), and haloperidol outperformed other agents in terms of efficacy and tolerability.