A prospective 4-year naturalistic follow-up of treatment and outcome of 300 bipolar I and II patients.

@article{Simhandl2014AP4,
  title={A prospective 4-year naturalistic follow-up of treatment and outcome of 300 bipolar I and II patients.},
  author={Christian Simhandl and Barbara V. Koenig and Benedikt L Amann},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={2014},
  volume={75 3},
  pages={
          254-62; quiz 263
        }
}
BACKGROUND Because randomized clinical trials in bipolar disorder include restricted study populations, the possibilities for generalizing to real-world bipolar patients are limited. Naturalistic long-term data can add valuable information about the diversity of treatment and outcome in bipolar disorder. METHOD After discharge from a psychiatric community hospital, 300 consecutively admitted patients with ICD-10 bipolar I (n = 158) and II (n = 142) disorder were followed up naturalistically… CONTINUE READING
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