Are antidepressants associated with new-onset suicidality in bipolar disorder? A prospective study of participants in the Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program for Bipolar Disorder (STEP-BD).
|Title||Are antidepressants associated with new-onset suicidality in bipolar disorder? A prospective study of participants in the Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program for Bipolar Disorder (STEP-BD).|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2006|
|Authors||Bauer, MS, Wisniewski SR, Marangell LB, Chessick CA, Allen MH, Dennehy EB, Miklowitz DJ, Thase ME, Sachs GS|
|Journal||The Journal of clinical psychiatry|
|Date Published||2006 Jan|
|Keywords||Adult, Antidepressive Agents, Bipolar disorder, Cohort Studies, Depressive Disorder, Major, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Male, Outcome Assessment (Health Care), Prospective Studies, Risk Assessment, Suicide, Suicide, Attempted|
Depressive episodes are common in bipolar disorder, and the disorder is characterized by high suicide rates. Recent analyses indicate a possible association of antidepressant treatment and suicidality in children and adults with depressive or anxiety disorders. However, few data are available to inform the suicidality risk assessment of antidepressant use specifically in bipolar disorder.
|Alternate Journal||J Clin Psychiatry|