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Bipolar illness 

Bipolar illness
Bipolar illness

David Semple

and Roger Smyth

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date: 18 May 2021

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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