***PLEASE NOTE: Guidance is being issued by SPS recommending extended monitoring intervals for medication issued under a shared-care agreement during the COVID-19 NHS response - MLCSU reviewed and locally adapted versions of this guidance can be accessed here: MLCSU Central COVID-19 resource page. Please check back regularly for updates***
**Please note — Morecambe Bay CCG have agreed to the Atypical Antipsychotic Shared Care Guidelines for use in patients that fall under LCFT; for patients in South Cumbria the Cumbria Shared Care Guidelines should be followed
**Please note — For Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre CCG DMARD Shared Care Guidelines please use the versions available on the CCG website
- In the management of acute mania or hypomanic episodes
- In the management of episodes of recurrent depressive disorders where treatment with other antidepressants has been unsuccessful
- In the prophylaxis against bipolar affective disorders
- Control of aggressive behaviours of intentional self-harm.