NOVEL TREATMENTS IN BIPOLAR DEPRESSION Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • TREATMENT FOR BIPOLAR DISORDER is currently characterized by polypharmacy, even in the best treatment centers (Kupfer et al. 2002)—many patients cannot be stabilized without it. In a prospective followup of a study by the Stanley Foundation Bipolar Network in which 258 bipolar patients were followed, Post et al.(2003) noted that twothirds of these patients remained substantially affected by their illness despite treatment, with one-quarter remaining symptomatic for over 9 months. Patients were depressed three times as often …

publication date

  • April 2, 2007