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ANSWER: (c) 6 MONTHS
(a) Continuing antipsychotics beyond 6 months (24 weeks) may not further protect against mania recurrence and definitely causes more weight gain.
(b) The adjunctive atypical antipsychotic treatment beyond 6 months (24 weeks) confers additional adverse event burden without necessarily offering definitive tangible clinical benefit in efficacy.
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