Q.1: Monotherapy with Antidepressants is not recommended in patient with bipolar disorder. Which antidepressants are preferred in conjunction with mood stabilizer?
- SSRIs (other than paroxetine)
Q.2: What is the recommended duration of treatment with antidepressants in bipolar disorder?
- Discontinue antidepressants 6–8 weeks after full remission of depression
Q.3: You decided to add antidepressant with mood stabilizer in patient with bipolar disorder. Which antidepressants should be avoided for association with increased risk of manic switch?
- Tricyclic antidepressants
Q.4: Antidepressants are not recommended in which subtypes of bipolar disorder?
- Current mixed episode
- History of rapid cycling
Source: Bipolar Disorders, 15: 1–44
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