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The prospective course of rapid-cycling bipolar disorder: findings from the STEP-BD.

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OBJECTIVE: In a naturalistic follow-up of adult bipolar patients, the authors examined the contributions of demographic, phenomenological, and clinical variables, including antidepressant use, to prospectively observed mood episode frequency. METHOD: For 1,742 bipolar I and II patients in the Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program for Bipolar Disorder (STEP-BD), episodes of mood disorders were evaluated for up to 1 year of treatment. RESULTS: At entry, 32% of the patients met the DSM-IV cr...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
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Journal:
American journal of psychiatry
Volume:
165
Issue:
3
Pages:
370-410
Publication date:
2008-03-01
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EISSN:
1535-7228
ISSN:
0002-953X
Source identifiers:
168286

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