Relationships between recurrence and polarity in major depressive disorders: Pooled analysis of the BRIDGE and BRIDGE-II-MIX cohorts.

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Summary of "Relationships between recurrence and polarity in major depressive disorders: Pooled analysis of the BRIDGE and BRIDGE-II-MIX cohorts."

current classifications of mood disorders focus on polarity rather than recurrence, separating bipolar disorder from major depressive disorder (MDD). The aim of the present study is to explore the possible relationships between number and frequency of depressive episodes and clinical variables associated to bipolarity, in a large sample of MDD patients.


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Name: Journal of affective disorders
ISSN: 1573-2517
Pages: 250-258


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