Are antidepressants associated with new-onset suicidality in bipolar disorder? A prospective study of participants in the Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program for Bipolar Disorder (STEP-BD).

@article{Bauer2006AreAA,
  title={Are antidepressants associated with new-onset suicidality in bipolar disorder? A prospective study of participants in the Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program for Bipolar Disorder (STEP-BD).},
  author={Mark S. Bauer and Stephen R. Wisniewski and Lauren B. Marangell and Cheryl Ann Chessick and Michael Hugh Allen and Ellen B. Dennehy and David J. Miklowitz and Michael E. Thase and Gary S. Sachs},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={2006},
  volume={67 1},
  pages={48-55}
}
OBJECTIVE Depressive episodes are common in bipolar disorder, and the disorder is characterized by high suicide rates. Recent analyses indicate a possible association of antidepressant treatment and suicidality in children and adults with depressive or anxiety disorders. However, few data are available to inform the suicidality risk assessment of antidepressant use specifically in bipolar disorder. METHOD Of the first 2000 participants followed for 18 months in the Systematic Treatment… CONTINUE READING

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