Drugs for mania/bipolar disorder
Name bipolar_drugs
Chapter Mental and behavioral disorders/Bipolar disorder
Definition
Patient has had prescriptions of anti-psychotic medication, mood stabilisers

such as lithiumn ar anticonvulsants used in the treatment of bipolar disorder.
Data Type Categorical
Data sources GPRD
Dictionaries Read, BNF
Repeated No
Valid event date range 01/01/1900 - 25/03/2010
Agreed 23.11.2011 (Revision 1)
Category Definition
0 Not prescribed
1 Prescribed antimanic drugs
2 Prescribed antipsychotic drugs
3 Prescribed antiepileptic drugs
Implementation
If patient has been prescribed medications from a pre-specified list of BNF

sections 4.2.1, 4.2.3 or 4.8.1, then assign category accordingly.
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