Reevaluating therapies for bipolar depression.

@article{Grunze2005ReevaluatingTF,
  title={Reevaluating therapies for bipolar depression.},
  author={Heinz Grunze},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={2005},
  volume={66 Suppl 5},
  pages={17-25}
}
  • Heinz Grunze
  • Published 2005 in The Journal of clinical psychiatry
The most commonly employed pharmacotherapies for bipolar depression include antidepressants, lithium, and anticonvulsants, such as lamotrigine, valproate, and carbamazepine. A combination of these agents, usually an antidepressant and a mood stabilizer, is often required to achieve an optimal response. However, some treatment guidelines still caution that antidepressant exposure should be minimized in patients with bipolar depression, due to concern that they may trigger treatment-emergent… CONTINUE READING

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