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Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program for Bipolar Disorder (STEP-BD)

The NIMH-funded Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program for Bipolar Disorder (STEP-BD) is a long-term outpatient study designed to find out which treatments, or combinations of treatments, are most effective for treating episodes of depression and mania and for preventing recurrent episodes in people with bipolar disorder. This page provides comprehensive information about the study.

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News about the STEP-BD Study

  • Press Release (April 2, 2008): Intensive Psychotherapy More Effective Than Brief Therapy for Treating Bipolar Depression
  • Press Release (March 28, 2007): Study Sheds Light on Medication Treatment Options for Bipolar Disorder
  • Science Update (Feb. 1, 2006): Early Findings from Largest NIMH-Funded Research Program on Bipolar Disorder Begin to Build Evidence-Base on Best Treatment Options

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