Antidepressant Utilization In Bipolar Disorder: What Is The Evidence?

Virtual Forum | March 28, 2018 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET
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Virtual Forum: Antidepressant Utilization In Bipolar Disorder: What Is The Evidence?

Location: Online Via PsychU.org

Description:
Depressive episodes are a major feature across the course of bipolar disorder and may frequently cause functional impairment.1 Antidepressants are often prescribed to treat depressive episodes during the course of bipolar disorder in patients, though guidelines state that conservative utilization is necessary as antidepressants may induce mania or rapid cycling.2 In this upcoming virtual forum, Gary Sachs, MD, and Joseph Goldberg, MD, will discuss a fictional bipolar disorder case study, focusing on hypothetical clinical decision points whereby the utilization of antidepressants may be considered as a treatment option. Speakers are paid consultants of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.


1 McInerney, S.J, & Kennedy, S.H. (2014). Review of evidence for use of antidepressants in bipolar depression. The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders, 16(5), 10.4088/PCC.14r01653.
2 Cascade, E. F., Reites, J., Kalali, A. H., & Ghaemi, N. (2007). Antidepressants in bipolar disorder. Psychiatry (Edgmont), 4(3), 56–58.

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Event Speakers

Gary Sachs, MD
Featured Speaker

Gary Sachs, MD, is the Founder of the Bipolar Clinic and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

Joseph Goldberg, MD
Featured Speaker

Joseph Goldberg, MD is the Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, New York and the Affective Disorders Research Program in Silver Hill Hospital, Norwalk, Connecticut.

Gerard Zitnik, PhD
Moderator

Gerard Zitnik, PhD, serves as a Medical Science Liaison for Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

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