Depressive Symptoms Tied To Medication Nonadherence In Patients With BD.

Medwire (9/12, McDermid) reports that, according to a study published online Sept. 4 in the Journal of Affective Disorders, “the presence of residual depressive symptoms may result in patients with bipolar disorder [BD] being nonadherent to their medication.” The 582-patient study revealed that “residual depressive symptoms and drug side effects were the only two factors to remain associated with total Medication Adherence Rating Scale (MARS) score after adjusting for multiple confounders and correcting for multiple testing.”

Related Links:

— “Depression highlighted as nonadherence risk in bipolar patients, “Eleanor McDermid, Medwire News, September 12, 2013.

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