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Assessing the Drug Burden of Bipolar Disorder

(2/10/2014)

Assessing the Drug Burden of Bipolar Disorder
Psych Central
February 5, 2014

New research discovers a diagnosis of bipolar disorder is accompanied by a significant medication responsibility for patients, with more than one-third taking four or more psychiatric medications. Weinstock found bipolar patients accrue a high burden of prescriptions each with their own side effects, with often unknown interactions, and with a complexity that can result in not taking the medications as prescribed. This medication burden also includes high overall cost to patients and the healthcare system.

View the full article here: http://psychcentral.com/news/2014/02/05/burden-of-bipolar-disorder/65469.html


Keywords: drug, burden, bipolar, disorder, medication



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