What is paroxetine for bipolar disorder?

Paroxetine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor that is widely prescribed for both depression and anxiety.

What is the evidence for paroxetine as treatment for bipolar disorder?

Moderate to low quality evidence suggests no benefits of paroxetine over placebo for bipolar disorder. Low quality evidence is unable to determine the benefits of paroxetine over other medications.

Review authors conclude that the existing evidence does not support the use of antidepressants in general for people with bipolar disorder.

November 2021

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