depressive phase

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depressive phase

A phase of bipolar disorder characterised by a prolonged period of inertia, loss of self-esteem, withdrawal, sadness and a risk of suicide.

The manic phase is characterised by period of elation, hyperactivity, inflated self-esteem, distractability and insomnia; in either, there is often dependence on alcohol or substances of abuse.

Bipolar disorder appears between age 15 and 25; it affects men and women equally.
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Roughly 80% of all deaths by suicide can be attributed to a recognized mental health disorder, such as major depressive disorder, the depressive phase of bipolar disorder, anorexia nervosa, schizophrenia, or borderline personality disorder.
Patient share for Lamotrigine in first three lines: Lamotrigine (GlaxoSmithKline's Lamictal, generics) continues to lead other individual agents in patient share among newly diagnosed bipolar disorder patients across the first three lines of therapy, likely due to physician perception that the agent is beneficial for preventing and treating the depressive phase of bipolar disorder.
Other NIMH-supported investigators are studying the effects of antidepressant medications added to mood stabilizers in the treatment of the depressive phase of bipolar disorder in adolescents.
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Those who have been touched by bipolar depression -- the depressive phase of bipolar disorder -- are encouraged to visit a nearby exhibit site and learn more about living with this disease and how to help manage it.
One of the studies included in the review retrospectively compared oxcarbazepine (n = 27) with valproate (n = 27) add-on therapy in patients with the depressive phase of bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, or major depressive disorder.
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SEROQUEL is not currently approved for the treatment of major depressive disorder or the depressive phase of bipolar disorder.
SEROQUEL is not currently approved for the treatment of the depressive phase of bipolar disorder.
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the depressive phase of bipolar disorder, a notoriously difficult-to-treat condition that afflicts millions of Americans.