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Treating Depression in Bipolar II Disorder

The following treatment guidelines are meant as a reference tool, but are not intended as treatment advice or to replace the clinical decision-making process of psychiatrists or other health professionals who administer these treatments. In clinical practice there are often good reasons why treatment approaches differ from what is described here.


Treatment for Depression in Bipolar II Disorder follows the same general principles as for Depression in Bipolar I Disorder, which are described here. However, the following special considerations apply:

The above treatments strategies are based on the CANMAT Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Bipolar Disorder [ref, ref, ref, ref].


Bipolar I Depression

Rapid Cycling