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Table 1 Key characteristics of individuals with an index depressive episode

From: Is cognitive behaviour therapy applicable to individuals diagnosed with bipolar depression or suboptimal mood stabilizer treatment: a secondary analysis of a large pragmatic effectiveness trial

  TAU (n = 33) CBT (n = 34)
Mean age (SD) 39.67 11.41) 41.43 (12.85)
Female 20 (61%) 24 (70%)
Current comorbid mental disorder 17 (52%) 16 (47%)
Current substance misuse 2 (6%) 3 (9%)
Median HRSD score (IQR) 16 (10, 23) 15 (9, 21)
Median BRMS score (IQR) 1 (0, 2) 1 (0,2)
Median number of episodes (IQR)
 Depression 7.5 (2–13) 8 (2–15)
 Mania/hypomania/mixed states 5 (1–7) 4 (1–6)
Current medication
 ≥ 3 Medications 6 (18%) 3 (9%)
 Lithium and/or anti-convulsant 27 (82%) 27 (79%)
 Anti-psychotic 18 (55%) 21 (62%)
 Anti-depressant 26 (64%) 25 (74%)
Current adherence level > 75% 31 (94%) 30 (88%)
  1. Adherence level measured using the tablet routines questionnaire
  2. SD standard deviation, IQR inter-quartile range