Are bipolar I depressive patients less responsive to treatment with antidepressants than unipolar depressive patients? Results from a case control study.

@article{Bottlender2002AreBI,
  title={Are bipolar I depressive patients less responsive to treatment with antidepressants than unipolar depressive patients? Results from a case control study.},
  author={Ronald Bottlender and Daniel Rudolf and Markus J{\"a}ger and Alan C Strauss and Prof. H.-J. M{\"o}ller},
  journal={European psychiatry : the journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists},
  year={2002},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={
          200-5
        }
}
The increasing evidence that bipolar and unipolar affective disorders have different biological etiologies and courses of illness has been associated with an intensifying interest in specific treatment regimens for both disorders during the last decade. In this context, the question arose whether antidepressants exert similar efficacy in the acute treatment of bipolar compared to unipolar depression. Although the clinical impression does not indicate substantial differences in the efficacy of… CONTINUE READING

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