4.1 Therapeutic indications
• Treatment of mania and hypomania
• Treatment of recurrent bipolar depression, where the use of alternative anti-depressants has been ineffective
• Prophylactic treatment of recurrent affective disorders
• Control of aggressive or self mutilating behaviour
Treatment should be directed to stabilise manic depressive illness rather than to establish early control of acute episodes.
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