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Small Study: QoL May Be Relatively Good In BD After First Mania Episode

posted Mar 23, 2013, 3:54 PM by Will Martin
Medwire (3/21, Piper) reports, "Quality of life (QoL) is relatively good in patients with bipolar disorder [BD] after a first episode of mania," according to a study published in the March issue of the journal Bipolar Disorders. The 63-participant "study showed that perceived QoL, measured with the Quality of Life Enjoyment and Satisfaction Questionnaire (Q-LES-Q), in patients after a recent first episode of mania was, on average, at 70% of the maximum possible score. And this rose over time, reaching 79% at 18 months."