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Table 6 Characteristics of the stable drug combinations ( N = 353)

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

  N(%)
Number of drugs  
       1 87 (24.6)
       2 117 (33.1)
       3 87 (24.6)
       ≥4 62 (17.6)
       Mean number (SD) 2.4 (1.2)
Number of medication classes  
       1 105 (29.7)
       2 160 (45.3)
       3 72 (20.4)
       4 16 (4.5)
       Mean number (SD) 2.0 (0.8)
Taking medication class  
       Mood stabilizer 293 (83.0)
       Antidepressant 190 (53.8)
       Benzodiazepine 80 (22.7)
       Antipsychotic 142 (40.2)