What are the cost of treatments for bipolar disorder?

Bipolar disorder is one of the leading causes of disability due to having a mental illness. A range of pharmacological and psychological interventions are effective in the management and prevention of acute episodes of bipolar disorder. However, these incur considerable costs, as well as productivity losses due to time off work. This topic presents the economic cost-effectiveness of pharmaceutical treatments.

What is the evidence for pharmaceutical costs?

Low quality evidence is unable to determine the cost-effectiveness of pharmaceutical treatments for bipolar disorder.

November 2021

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Last updated at: 11:51 am, 30th November 2021
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