Bipolar disorder and substance abuse

  title={Bipolar disorder and substance abuse},
  author={Frances R Levin and Grace O'Leary Hennessy},
  journal={Biological Psychiatry},
Substance use disorders are overrepresented in individuals with bipolar and bipolar spectrum disorders. Although awareness of this phenomenon has increased over the past 20 years, few empirically based treatment strategies have been developed for this challenging patient population. This review examines the relationship between bipolar and substance use disorders and treatment options that have been studied in this patient population. First, we examine the high prevalence rates of substance use… CONTINUE READING

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