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What’s New in Bipolar Depression?

Therapeutic imbalance

There’s a slight imbalance in our therapeutics for bipolar disorder. While patients spend most of their time in the depressed phase, the FDA-approved treatments for mania outnumber those for depression 4 to 1.

First, here are my biases. In addition to the FDA-approved options, I will consider any treatment with at least one randomized, controlled trial that supports its merits. I tend to favor those with large effect sizes (eg, pramipexole) or low risks (eg, omega-3 fatty acids). I also value treatments with long-term data, even when their short-term benefits are debatable (eg, lamotrigine, psychotherapy). This is, after all, a chronic condition.



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