Depressive Symptoms Correlate to Relapse of Alcohol Use in Bipolar Patients

Depressive Symptoms Correlate to Relapse of Alcohol Use in Bipolar Patients

Depressive Symptoms Correlate to Relapse of Alcohol Use in Bipolar Patients

Recent research findings confirm the clinical suspicion that depressive symptoms in bipolar patients with co-occurring alcohol dependence are a powerful trigger for relapse.

This is a good reminder that aggressive treatment of co-occurring disorders is of paramount importance in reducing the risk of addiction relapse.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1530-0277.2011.01645.x/abstract

C. Benarroche MD
Medical Director

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