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Saturday, September 12 • 9:30am - 10:45am
To Use or Not to Use Antidepressants for Bipolar Disorder?

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Antidepressants are commonly used in bipolar disorder despite limited data to support their efficacy and substantive psychiatric tolerability concerns in this condition. Why do mental health professionals continue to prescribe these agents to treat bipolar? Are antidepressants ever appropriate for patients with this disorder? In this case-based session, Dr. Ketter will draw attention to the strengths and limitations of using antidepressants in bipolar disorder and demontrate how to distinguish bipolar disorder patients who are more likely to encounter problems with antidepressant use.

Session developed in collaboration with the International Bipolar Foundation.

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Terrence Ketter, MD

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, California; Chief, Bipolar Disorder Clinic, Stanford University ospital and Clinics, Stanford, CaliforniaTerrence Ketter, MD has been at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the Stanford... Read More →

Saturday September 12, 2015 9:30am - 10:45am PDT

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