Mood-Stabilizing Effect of Twice-Weekly Administration of Fluoxetine in a Bipolar II Disorder Patient

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Sir: Bipolar II disorder is a valid and reliable diagnosis1,2 and its prevalence in society is higher than was once assumed.3 Considering the fact that the main clinical presentation of bipolar II disorder is composed of depressive symptoms and the fact that the retrospective diagnosis of episodes of hypomania is often difficult,4 there has been an increased concern about the underdiagnosis of bipolar II disorder in clinical practice in recent years,5,6 and suggestions have been put forward in order to reach correct diagnosis. 4

Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2007;9(5):392-393 [letter]