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Antidepressant Utilization In Bipolar Disorder: What Is The Evidence?

Depressive episodes are a major feature across the course of bipolar disorder and may frequently cause functional impairment.1 Antidepressants are often prescribed to treat depressive episodes during the course of bipolar disorder in patients, though guidelines state that conservative utilization is necessary as antidepressants may induce mania or rapid cycling.2 During this webinar, Gary Sachs, MD, and Joseph Goldberg, MD, discuss a fictional bipolar disorder case study, focusing on hypothetical clinical decision points whereby the utilization of antidepressants may be considered as …

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