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Table 2 Patterns of pharmacological treatments in patients with acute manic and mixed episodes

From: Pharmacotherapy for acute mania and disconcordance with treatment guidelines: bipolar mania pathway survey (BIPAS) in mainland China

Treatment patterns N %
No agent 209 7.4
Monotherapy 622 22.0
 MS 275 9.7
 AP (AAP and TAP) 245 8.7
 AD 55 1.9
 Other agent 47 1.7
Two drugs combination 1653 58.5
 MS + AAP 1345 47.6
 Combination with at least one agent recommended in guidelines 305 10.8
 No treatment following the guidelines 3 0.1
Three or four drugs combination 344 12.2
 MS(s) + AAP(s) 73 2.6
 Combination with at least one agent recommended in guidelines 271 9.6
  1. MS mood stabilizers, AP antipsychotic, AAP atypical antipsychotic (risperidone, olanzapine, quetiapine, aripiprazole, and ziprasidone), TAP typical antipsychotic (chlorpromazine, clozapine and haloperidol), AD antidepressant, Other agent Chinese medicine, benzodiazepine and unknown.