Skip to main content

Table 4 Most frequent stable combinations by medication class ( N = 353)

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

Combinations by class Patients
  N(%)
1 Mood stabilizer 62 (18)
1 Mood stabilizer + 1 antidepressant 45 (13)
1 Mood stabilizer + 1 antipsychotic 31 (9)
1 Mood stabilizer + 1 antidepressant + 1 antipsychotic 15 (4)
1 Antidepressant 15 (4)
2 Mood stabilizers 15 (4)
2 Mood stabilizers + 1 antipsychotic 13 (4)
1 Mood stabilizer + 1 antidepressant + 1 benzodiazepine 12 (3)
2 Mood stabilizers + 1 antidepressant 10 (3)
1 Antidepressant + 1 antipsychotic 10 (3)
1 Mood stabilizer + 2 antidepressants + 1 antipsychotic 10 (3)
1 Mood stabilizer + 2 antidepressants 9 (3)
1 Antipsychotic 8 (2)
1 Mood stabilizer + 1 benzodiazepine 7 (2)
2 Mood stabilizers + 1 benzodiazepine 7 (2)
2 Mood stabilizers + 1 antidepressant + 1 antipsychotic 6 (2)
1 Mood stabilizer + 1 antidepressant + 1 benzodiazepine + 1 antipsychotic 5 (1)
2 Antidepressants + 1 antipsychotic 5 (1)
1 Mood stabilizer + 2 antidepressants + 1 benzodiazepine 5 (1)
  1. Only combinations taken by five or more patients included. Data from 292 (83%) of 353 patients and 19 (37%) of 52 unique combinations by class.