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Bipolar disorder is not always recognised in younger people. Practitioner 2016;260 (1792):8-10

Bipolar disorder is not always recognised in younger people

25 Apr 2016Pais-up subscribers

As many as one in ten patients aged 16-40 prescribed antidepressants for depression or anxiety have unrecognised bipolar disorder, a UK study has found. A total of 21 general practices in West Yorkshire participated in the study. Patients aged 16-40 who had been prescribed antidepressant drugs were identified by a search of the primary care database. Of the 2,341 eligible patients who were invited to participate 236 agreed to do so.

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