Bipolar disorder and substance abuse

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SUDs are common in people with BPD. The reasons for this association are not well understood and may be related to several factors. When present, SUDs in BPD patients seem to be associated with a poor prognosis. The treatment of patients with BPD and an SUD has been the subject of relatively little investigation, but medications that are effective mood stabilizers seem to decrease substance use in some reports.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)415-425
Number of pages11
JournalPsychiatric Clinics of North America
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2005


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  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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