Update on the Treatment of Bipolar Depression

November 5, 2012

There are many rapidly effective treatments for mania in bipolar disorder. However, there are relatively few options for bipolar depression, and none that are rapidly effective-even though bipolar depression constitutes between 20% to 50% of all depressive disorders.

There are many rapidly effective treatments for mania in bipolar disorder but there are relatively few and no rapidly effective treatments for bipolar depression, even though bipolar depression constitutes what may be 20% to 50% of all depressive disorders.

In this podcast, Dr Michael Thase of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania discusses the first, second, and third lines of treatment available for treatment of bipolar depression.

Update on the Treatment of Bipolar Depression