Study Identifies Factors Associated With MDD Transition To BD.

MedWire (7/7, Cowen) reported, “A wide range of demographic, clinical, and environmental factors are associated with an increased risk for transition from major depressive disorder (MDD) to bipolar disorder (BD),” according to a study published June 20 in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. The three-year, 6,214-patient study revealed that “risk factors include lower levels of education, younger age, prior psychopathology, and a history of child abuse.” However, “Interestingly, clinical characteristics of depression were not associated with diagnostic conversion,” the study found.

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— “Factors linked with MDD transition to BD identified, “Mark Cowen, MedWire, July 6, 2012.

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