Treatment of bipolar depression

Michael Berk, Seetal Dodd and Lesley Berk
Med J Aust 2013; 198 (3): . || doi: 10.5694/mja12.11740
Published online: 18 February 2013

In reply: Robertson and colleagues highlight that bipolar depression must be treated differently from unipolar depression. It is true that the depressive phase of bipolar II disorder is often mistaken for unipolar depression, with consequent treatment implications, and that correct diagnosis is the first necessary step for correct treatment.

  • Michael Berk
  • Seetal Dodd
  • Lesley Berk

  • Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC.


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