Bipolar Remission Less Likely with Anxiety, OCD

Anxiety disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) may reduce the likelihood of achieving remission for patients with bipolar disorder, study findings indicate.

Generally, comorbid disorders were more likely to prevent remission in the first, rather than second, year of follow-up and had a greater impact on recovery from depressive rather than manic symptoms. The findings were published in the Journal of Affective Disorders.

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