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Table 2 Patient medications ( N= 144)

From: Antidepressant dosage taken by patients with bipolar disorder: factors associated with irregularity

  Value
Number of antidepressants, n (%)  
 1 96 (66.7)
 2 39 (27.1)
 3 3 (2.1)
 4 6 (4.2)
Taking mood stabilizer, n (%) 106 (73.6)
Taking benzodiazepine, n (%) 33 (22.9)
Taking antipsychotic, n (%) 57 (39.6)
Total pill burdena, mean ± SD 7.6 ± 5.3
Total number of medicationsa, mean ± SD 4.4 ± 2.1
Antidepressantsc, mean daysb; mean dosage mg ± SD  
 Bupropionc 86; 277.3 ± 30.3
 Citalopram 92; 37.4 ± 4.6
 Duloxetine 77; 58.8 ± 6.0
 Escitalopram 90; 15.3 ± 2.2
 Paroxetine 87; 20.1 ± 4.1
 Fluoxetine 90; 31.7 ± 6.6
 Sertraline 85; 89.2 ± 9.1
 Venlafaxine 82; 173.8 ± 11.9
  1. aPsychiatric medications only. Calculated as mode for each patient.
  2. bExcluding missing days.
  3. cOnly antidepressants included in ≥10 analysis periods.