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Cognitive therapy reduced relapses and number of days in bipolar episodes in DSM-IV bipolar I disorder

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 Q In patients with DSM-IV bipolar I disorder, is medication plus cognitive therapy (CT) more effective than medication alone for reducing relapses and number of days in bipolar episodes?


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randomised controlled trial.

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blinded (outcome assessors).*

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30 months.

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Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London, UK.

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103 patients (mean age 44 y, 56% women) who met DSM-IV criteria for bipolar I disorder. Patients were also required to have had ⩾2 episodes in the last 2 years or 3 episodes in the last 5 years. Actively suicidal or patients with a current substance use disorder were …

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  • For correspondence: Dr D H Lam, King's College, London, UK.

  • Source of funding: not stated

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