Diagnosis and Treatment Strategies for Mixed Episodes in Bipolar Disorder

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Because many clinicians do not understand that depression and mania may simultaneously co-occur in the same individual, they do not recognize the complex presentations of bipolar mixed states, explained Susan L. McElroy, M.D. Although many people believe mania and depression to be polar-opposite states of bipolar illness, these states often can be present in the same patient at the same time. ​​

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J Clin Psychiatry 2007;68(12):1971-1981