Provided by Haymarket Medical Education
Supported by an educational grant from Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Patients with bipolar disorder spend more time in depression than mania or hypomania and tend to seek treatment during depressive episodes more often than during manic periods. There is often a discrepancy between real-world management of bipolar depression and evidence-based recommendations. Treating patients with bipolar depression ideally requires a partnership between the patient and the clinician, including shared decision-making. This interactive case highlights data-supported treatment options and effective patient dialogues that can help identify and respond to the patient’s individual needs and improve outcomes for bipolar depression.
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Roger S. McIntyre, MD, FRCPC: Advisory Boards: AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, France Foundation, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen-Ortho Inc, Eli Lilly and Company, Lundbeck, Merck & Co., Organon, Pfizer, Shire. Speakers' Bureau: AstraZeneca, Janssen-Ortho Inc, Eli Lilly and Company, Lundbeck, Merck & Co., Pfizer. Research Grants: AstraZeneca, Janssen-Ortho Inc, Eli Lilly and Company, Lundbeck, Pfizer, Shire.
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