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Recognizing bipolar disorder: clinical features and diagnoses 

Recognizing bipolar disorder: clinical features and diagnoses
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Recognizing bipolar disorder: clinical features and diagnoses
Author(s):

Lakshmi N Yatham

and Gin S Malhi

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199562305.003.0002
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date: 19 October 2019

Although mania defines bipolar disorder, depressive episodes are more common in this condition

All patients presenting with depressive symptoms must be screened for a diagnosis of bipolar disorder by routinely asking for symptoms of mania/hypomania

Co-morbidity of substance and alcohol abuse and other psychiatric disorders is common in bipolar disorder...

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