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Depressive Symptoms Correlate to Relapse of Alcohol Use in Bipolar Patients

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Addiction/Substance Abuse

Nov

2011

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

Categories:Addiction/Substance Abuse, • November 9, 2011