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Table 1 Number of patients taking medication classes by percent of days ( N = 450)

From: Drug treatment patterns in bipolar disorder: analysis of long-term self-reported data

  Mood stabilizers Antidepressants Benzodiazepines Antipsychotics
  N(%) N(%) N(%) N(%)
Not taking 63 (14.0) 150 (33.3) 269 (59.8) 208 (46.2)
Taking 387 (86.0) 300 (66.7) 181 (40.2) 242 (53.8)
Total 450 (100.0) 450 (100.0) 450 (100.0) 450 (100.0)
Percent of days taking     
>0 to <10 8 (2.1) 22 (7.3) 38 (21.0) 26 (10.7)
≥10 to <50 20 (5.2) 42 (14.0) 32 (17.7) 40 (16.5)
≥50 to <90 41 (10.6) 36 (12.0) 34 (18.8) 36 (14.9)
≥90 318 (82.2) 200 (66.7) 77 (42.5) 140 (57.9)
Total taking 387 (100.0) 300 (100.0) 181 (100.0) 242 (100.0)
  1. Includes any drug taken within the medication class.