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Table 4 Treatment concordant with CANMAT guidelines by medication and dosage in bipolar patients, by type of disorder and by nature of current episode

From: Pharmacotherapy for bipolar disorder and concordance with treatment guidelines: survey of a general population sample referred to a tertiary care service

  Bipolar I disorder (N = 32) Bipolar II disorder (N = 81)  
  Hypomania Depression Euthymia Hypomania Depression Euthymia Total
  N = 7 N = 18 N = 7 N = 18 N = 47 N = 16 N = 113
Follows guidelines strictly 4 (57.1%) 8 (44.4%) 4 (57.1%) 3 (16.7%) 29 (61.7%) 4 (25.0%) 52 (46.0%)
First line treatment 4 (57.1%) 5 (27.8%) 3 (42.9%) 3 (16.7%) 0 1 (6.3%) 16 (14.2%)
Second line treatment 0 1 (5.6%) 1 (14.3%) 0 14 (29.8%) 3 (18.8%) 19 (16.8%)
Third line treatment 0 2 (11.1%) 0 0 15 (31.9%) 0 17 (15.0%)
Polypharmacy with at least one treatment recommended in guidelines 0 7 (38.9%) 1 (14.3%) 1 (5.6%) 14 (29.8%) 2 (12.5%) 25 (22.1%)
No treatment following the guidelines 3 (42.9%) 3 (16.7%) 2 (28.6%) 14 (77.8%) 4 (8.5%) 10 (62.5%) 36 (31.9%)
  1. *Treatment concordant for type and dosage of prescribed mood stabilizers.