anyone who is interested, Medscape has a nice, concise href="http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/554128">summary
article about medication treatment options for bipolar
disorder. They focus on the atypical antipsychotics, but
cover the mood stabilizers, too.
The entire topic is complex, and sometimes it is nice to have a
condensed article to get oriented. A more thorough treatment
guideline is href="http://www.bap.org.uk/consensus/FinalBipolarGuidelines.pdf">here
(PDF), and a longer one is href="http://www.psych.org/psych_pract/treatg/pg/Practice%20Guidelines8904/BipolarDisorder_2e.pdf">here