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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

This is a very interesting review of bipolar disorder. However, more needs to be said on the reasons of noncompliance to medication among patients with bipolar disorder. Patients´perspective should be taken into account, and management of bipolar disorder needs understanding of patients´viewpoints. Plenty of useful information available online on this topic: Bipolar expert info ( and national institute of mental health (

Competing interests: No competing interests

10 April 2014
Peyman Fazeli
Beheshti University
Beheshti Uni, Tehran