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Table 5 Reasons for non-concordance of treatment with guidelines

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 with no treatment concordant with guidelines (N = 8) Bipolar II disorder with no treatment concordant with guidelines (N = 28)  
  Hypomania Depression Euthymia Hypomania Depression Euthymia Total
  N = 3 N = 3 N = 2 N = 14 N = 4 N = 10 N = 36
No psychotropics 0 0 0 2 3 3 8 (22.2%)
Antidepressants without any mood stabilizer 0 1 0 5 - 5 11 (30.6%)
Antidepressants in hypomania 3 - - 5 - - 8 (22.2%)
Low dosage of treatment 0 2 2 1 1 1 7 (19.4%)
Other prescriptions of psychotropics, not following guidelines 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 (5.6%)