The association between concurrent psychotropic medications and self-reported adherence with taking a mood stabilizer in bipolar disorder.

@article{Bauer2010TheAB,
  title={The association between concurrent psychotropic medications and self-reported adherence with taking a mood stabilizer in bipolar disorder.},
  author={Michael Bauer and Tasha Glenn and Paul Grof and Wendy K. Marsh and Kemal Sagduyu and Martin Alda and Greg Murray and Ute Lewitzka and Rita Schmid and Sara Haack and Peter C. Whybrow},
  journal={Human psychopharmacology},
  year={2010},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={47-54}
}
OBJECTIVE Multiple psychotropic medications are routinely prescribed to treat bipolar disorder, creating complex medication regimens. This study investigated whether the daily number of psychotropic medications or the daily number of pills were associated with self-reported adherence with taking a mood stabilizer. METHODS Patients self-reported their mood and medications taken daily for about 6 months. Adherence was defined as taking at least one pill of any mood stabilizer daily. Univariate… CONTINUE READING

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