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Treatment of bipolar disorder with antidepressants tested almost exclusively in unipolar cases is common but unsupported by an appropriate body of evidence. This anomaly is highlighted by a large Taiwanese study, which implies that patients with depression difficult to treat with antidepressants are quite likely to be diagnosed subsequently with bipolar disorder.

Original publication

DOI

10.1192/bjp.bp.111.095349

Type

Journal article

Journal

Br J Psychiatry

Publication Date

01/2012

Volume

200

Pages

5 - 6

Keywords

Antidepressive Agents, Bipolar Disorder, Depressive Disorder, Treatment-Resistant, Female, Humans, Male, Outcome Assessment (Health Care)