Study Indicates Spectrum Of Severity Of MDEs.

MedWire (5/16, Cowen) reports that a study published in the May issue of the journal Bipolar Disorders indicates that “patients with bipolar I disorder (BD I) experience more severe major depressive episodes (MDEs) than those with bipolar II disorder (BD II), who, in turn, experience more severe episodes than patients with major depressive disorder (MDD).” These “findings come from a study of 935 individuals with BD I, 494 with BD II, and 5,695 with MDD who participated in the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (2001-2002) — a nationally representative survey of more than 43,000 US adults.”

Related Links:

— “Research supports continuum of depressive clinical syndromes,”Mark Cowen, MedWire News, May 16, 2012.

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