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Bipolar disorder 

Bipolar disorder
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Bipolar disorder
Author(s):

David Coghill

, Sally Bonnar

, Sandra L. Duke

, Johnny Graham

, and Sarah Seth

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199234998.003.0016
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date: 31 March 2020

Definitions 234

Epidemiology and aetiology 236

Assessment 238

Differential diagnosis and co-morbidity 240

Treatment 242

Course and prognosis 244

Clinical examples 245

Treatment algorithms 246

Recommended reading 248

The diagnosis of bipolar disorder (BPD) in children and adolescents remains controversial, not least due to concern about how best to apply the diagnostic criteria to children and young people, particularly prepubertal children, and how best to operationalize symptoms such as grandiosity in these populations....

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