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Benzodiazepine use and risk of recurrence in bipolar disorder: a STEP-BD report.

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OBJECTIVE: Benzodiazepines are widely prescribed to patients with bipolar disorder, but their impact on relapse and recurrence has not been examined. METHOD: We examined prospective data from a cohort of DSM-IV bipolar I and II patients who achieved remission during evidence-guided naturalistic treatment in the Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program for Bipolar Disorder (STEP-BD) study (conducted in the United States between 1999 and 2005). Risk for recurrence among individuals who did or ...

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10.4088/jcp.09m05019yel

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
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Journal:
The Journal of clinical psychiatry
Volume:
71
Issue:
2
Pages:
194-200
Publication date:
2010-02-05
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EISSN:
1555-2101
ISSN:
0160-6689
URN:
uuid:ebe57a2a-3a87-4121-8cd9-2b9f3ad1f362
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168315
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pubs:168315

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