Small Study: Speed Of Depression Onset Faster In Patients With BD.

Medwire (11/13, Cowen) reports, “Depressive episodes take significantly less time to develop in patients with bipolar disorder (BD) than in those with unipolar depression,” according to a studypublished Dec. 15 in the Journal of Affective Disorders. The “study of 24 BD patients and 122 with unipolar depression who were aged at least 18 years and treated for a depressive episode” revealed that “the duration of depressive episode onset among BD inpatients was slightly more than one week, compared with around one month in those with unipolar depression.”

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— “Speed of depression onset increased in bipolar patients, “Mark Cowen, Medwire News, November 13, 2012.

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