Funding for this research was provided by:
Stanley Medical Research Institute
Received: 20 October 2020
Accepted: 22 December 2020
First Online: 2 April 2021
: All patients participating in the Stanley Foundation Bipolar Network provided written informed consent and volunteered for the naturalistic follow-up study in which clinical state and medications were prospectively assessed. Ethical approval was granted by the local ethics committees at each of the seven participating academic sites: NIMH Bethesda, the University Hospitals of Los Angeles, Dallas, Cincinnati (all USA), Utrecht (The Netherlands), Freiburg and Munich (both Germany).
: All authors contributed to and approved the final manuscript and gave their consent for publication.
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