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Clinical Review

Bipolar disorder

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 27 December 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e8508

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Re: Bipolar disorder

Interesting article. I read a systematic review on psychosocial management of bipolar disorder by Dr Eden Fazel ( which compared different modes of therapy and their effectiveness compared to standard pharmacotherapy alone, and the results were staggeringly different. I suspect it is time for all of us to be more open minded and combine different methods to help long term remission of an illness that is preventable with good care.

Competing interests: No competing interests

25 March 2014
Nick Netto
Newcastle NE4 5AB