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Bipolar illness 

Bipolar illness
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Bipolar illness
Author(s):

David Semple

and Roger Smyth

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198795551.003.0007
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date: 21 August 2019

This chapter covers bipolar illness. Definitions of mania and a manic episode are defined, as well as hypomania and hypomanic episodes. Bipolar spectrum disorder and different forms of bipolar disorder are classified, clinical presentations and notes described, and management principles discussed. Treatment of acute manic episodes and depressive episodes are covered, including prophylaxis and psychotherapeutic and pharmacological interventions (lithium, valproate, carbamazepine, and lamotrigine).

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