Queatiapine has been used in bipolar mania and most recently in bipolar depression with good results. However its use in maintenance treatment has not been established yet. A case of an elderly woman suffering from bipolar disorder and diabetes mellitus (type II) is presented. The use of quetiapine as a monotherapy (300 mg/day) was efficient and safe and proved to be a good treatment in mood stabilization for two years.

Key words: Bipolar disorder, elderly, quetiapine, stabilization.

I. Michopoulos, G. Bouras, G. Moussas, L. Lykouras (page 355) - Full article