Study: Poor antidepressant responders may have bi-polar disorder

10/19/2004 | Medscape (free registration)

Many patients who are considered depressed may instead suffer from bipolar disorder and are better treated with mood stabilizing drugs than antidepressants, a new study says. Researchers say it's not uncommon for patients who are diagnosed as depressed to fail to respond to antidepressants, or take them but then relapse, and they stress better screening is needed to determine exactly which mood disorders patients have.

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