The lifetime prevalence of bipolar disorders and the use of antidepressant drugs in bipolar depression in Italy.

@article{Carta2012TheLP,
  title={The lifetime prevalence of bipolar disorders and the use of antidepressant drugs in bipolar depression in Italy.},
  author={Mauro Giovanni Carta and Eugenio Aguglia and Matteo Balestrieri and Joseph R. Calabrese and Filippo Caraci and Liliana Dell'osso and Guido di Sciascio and Filippo Drago and Carlo Faravelli and Maria Efisia Lecca and Maria Francesca Moro and Marcello Nardini and Gabriella Palumbo and Maria Carolina Hardoy},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2012},
  volume={136 3},
  pages={775-80}
}
BACKGROUND The prevalence of bipolar spectrum disorders in the community is under debate and the prescription of antidepressant drugs (ADs) in bipolar depression appears to be an underestimated problem. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the prevalence of bipolar disorders by means of a screening instrument in seven communities within six regions of Italy and evaluate the appropriateness and number of prescriptions for ADs in bipolar depression. METHODS STUDY DESIGN community survey. STUDY… CONTINUE READING
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