Mood Stabilizer plus Antidepressant May Protect Against Mania
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 12, Number 9, September 2014
Most of you would hesitate to put a patient with bipolar I on antidepressants without adding a mood stabilizer, in order to prevent a switch to mania. If this is your clinical practice, you are following the recommendations of the APA consensus guidelines for the treatment of bipolar depression. But the hard data to support the danger of switching is surprisingly weak.
Section editor, Glen Spielmans, PhD
Glen Spielmans, PhD, has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies ertaining to this educational activity.