Patterns of psychotropic medication use by race among veterans with bipolar disorder.

@article{Kilbourne2006PatternsOP,
  title={Patterns of psychotropic medication use by race among veterans with bipolar disorder.},
  author={Amy M Kilbourne and Harold Alan Pincus},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  year={2006},
  volume={57 1},
  pages={123-6}
}
OBJECTIVE This study investigated whether race was associated with patterns of psychotropic medication use among veterans with bipolar disorder. METHODS Data were examined for veterans from the mid-Atlantic region with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder in fiscal year 2001. Prescription data determined whether differences existed between black and nonblack patients in the receipt of lithium, other mood stabilizers, all mood stabilizers, first-generation antipsychotics, second-generation… CONTINUE READING
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