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Depression in bipolar disorder requires the right approach.

MedExpress Team

Piotr Wójcik

Published Feb. 23, 2024 12:41

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Although we most often talk about depression as a stand-alone disease entity, it is worth being aware that it can occur in the course of bipolar disorder. This raises challenges of diagnosis and treatment. Unfortunately, not all options in pharmacotherapy are available to pediatric patients in Poland.

As the name suggests, bipolar affective disorder runs with different episodes: depressive, manic, hypomaniacal, or mixed.

- Research from around the world clearly shows that in children and adolescents, bipolar disorder is more likely to start with a depressive episode. It is estimated that more than half of young people start with just a depressive episode. It is alarming that more than 80 percent of these children are mistreated as a result," says...

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