This special issue on Bipolarity brings together some of the most perspicacious ‘bipolar brains’. Contributors; attempt to unify the clinical investigation of the mood disorders spectrum, highlight the need for further research into the treatment of bipolar depression, argue for science over opinion, advocate the use of evidence-base medicine alongside clinical experience and caution against the indiscriminate and widespread use of antidepressants. Finally, the discussion is brought to a close by with the suggestion that we adopt a broader and more rational view of the issue. This special issue offers international debate with perspectives from leading experts in the field across USA, UK and Australia.
Contributors to the debate; Gin S Malhi, Allan H Young, Michael J Gitlin, S Nassir Ghaemi, Joseph F Goldberg.
Malhi, G. (2012). Bipolar Antidepressant Agents: Shaken not stirred Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46 (4), 289-292 DOI: 10.1177/0004867412445131