Comorbid Anxiety In Bipolar Depression May Indicate Need For Psychotherapy.

Medwire (10/3, Piper) reports that, according to a study published online Sept. 30 in the American Journal of Psychiatry, a publication of the American Psychiatric Association, “comorbid anxiety may flag those patients with bipolar depression who are in particular need of intensive psychotherapy.” The study found that “among 269 patients with bipolar depression…177 had a comorbid lifetime anxiety disorder.” Notably, “the response rate for 99 patients assigned to intensive psychotherapy…was 66%, compared with just 49% for the 78 patients assigned to brief collaborative care.”

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— “Comorbid anxiety warns of bipolar psychotherapy need, “Lucy Piper, Medwire News, October 3, 2013.

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