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Validity of the distinction between primary and secondary substance use disorder in patients with bipolar disorder: data from the first 1000 STEP-BD participants.

Abstract:

The validity of a primary/secondary substance use disorder (SUD) distinction was evaluated in the first 1000 patients enrolled in the Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program for Bipolar Disorder. Patients with primary SUD (n = 116) were compared with those with secondary SUD (n = 275) on clinical course variables. Patients with secondary SUD had fewer days of euthymia, more episodes of mania and depression, and a greater history of suicide attempts. These findings were fully explained by var...

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10.1080/10550490500528423

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Fossey, MD More by this author
Wisniewski, SR More by this author
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Journal:
The American journal on addictions / American Academy of Psychiatrists in Alcoholism and Addictions
Volume:
15
Issue:
2
Pages:
138-143
Publication date:
2006
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EISSN:
1521-0391
ISSN:
1055-0496
URN:
uuid:734eb20f-425a-4d24-914e-b10cb02a2594
Source identifiers:
168257
Local pid:
pubs:168257

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