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Bipolar Depression Case Series-The Art and Science of Clinical Management: Adjusting and Monitoring Treatment Toward Remission 

02-05-2015

Bipolar disorder is one of the world’s 10 most disabling conditions, taking away years of healthy functioning from individuals who have the illness. According to Judd and colleagues, individuals with bipolar disorder spend most of their time in a symptomatic, depressed phase. In fact, a significantly greater percentage of time is spent in a depressed mood than in mania, hypomania, or euthymia.1 Individuals with bipolar disorder are at high risk for comorbid medical disorders such as metabolic or cardiovascular disorders, and unfortunately, several of the psychotropic medications that are used to treat bipolar disorder may increase the risk of developing certain medical illnesses. Careful, ongoing assessment, monitoring and allows for individualized treatment-selection that can help reduce some of the treatment-related risk factors and improve quality of life for these patients.2

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