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Characteristics of bipolar disorder patients treated with immediate- and extended-release quetiapine in a real clinical setting: a longitudinal, cohort study of 1761 patients.

Authors
  • Carlborg, Andreas
  • Thuresson, Marcus
  • Ferntoft, Lena
  • Bodegard, Johan
Type
Published Article
Journal
Therapeutic advances in psychopharmacology
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2015
Volume
5
Issue
1
Pages
13–21
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/2045125314560740
PMID: 25653826
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Differential use of quetiapine XR and IR in bipolar disorder patients with different and important characteristics was demonstrated. Patients who were switched to quetiapine XR had a higher psychiatric disease burden, were younger and had a higher degree of employment. These differences demonstrate the heterogeneity among bipolar disorder patients and indicate the need in clinical practice for individualized treatment to reduce the risk for both patient and society related losses.

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