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Vol 11, No 2 (2014)
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Pharmacotherapy of depression in bipolar disorder

Łukasz Święcicki
Psychiatria 2014;11(2):71-80.

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Vol 11, No 2 (2014)
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Abstract

The treatment of bipolar affective disorder (BP) is a really difficult task. One of most challenging is to treat depressive episodes. “Too active” treatment may lead to worsening of the illness course — i.e. shortening of remission periods, rapid cycling, and treatment resistance. From the other hand if the treatment is too passive depression may last much longer with greater suicide risk. This paper discussed the latest results and opinions concerning pharmacotherapy of depression in BP patients.

Abstract

The treatment of bipolar affective disorder (BP) is a really difficult task. One of most challenging is to treat depressive episodes. “Too active” treatment may lead to worsening of the illness course — i.e. shortening of remission periods, rapid cycling, and treatment resistance. From the other hand if the treatment is too passive depression may last much longer with greater suicide risk. This paper discussed the latest results and opinions concerning pharmacotherapy of depression in BP patients.

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Keywords

bipolar disorder, depression, pharmacotherapy

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Title

Pharmacotherapy of depression in bipolar disorder

Journal

Psychiatria (Psychiatry)

Issue

Vol 11, No 2 (2014)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

71-80

Bibliographic record

Psychiatria 2014;11(2):71-80.

Keywords

bipolar disorder
depression
pharmacotherapy

Authors

Łukasz Święcicki

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