SSRIs and Bipolar Switching: Evidence of Safety
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 15, Number 5, May 2017
Daniel Carlat, MD
Dr. Carlat has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Do antidepressants cause bipolar II patients to switch from depression to hypomania? It’s a controversial question, and you’ll find academic psychiatrists who will argue passionately that antidepressants are either safe or dangerous in these patients. The latest study appears to endorse the “safe” camp.