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Bipolar Disorder Master Guide

In this section of our website we aim to provide a comprehensive evidence-based education about bipolar disorder. The current text is based on Dr Malliaris' PhD thesis and it summarizes the latest knowledge that we have about bipolar disorder. We will soon have more accessible (lay) information material about each aspect of bipolar disorder. You may email us your suggestions about how we can improve our bipolar education section through our contact form or via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . We wish for all our patients to have the best possible evidence-based knowledge about their disorder and to make informed decisions about their treatment.

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1 1. 1 Introduction to Bipolar Disorder (Manic-Depressive Illness) 12940
2 1. 2 Historical Roots in Medicine and Ancient Times 16374
3 1.3 Bipolar Disorders: Contemporary Diagnostic Definitions and a Course-Based Typology 10141
4 1.3.1 Diagnostic (DSM-IV) Criteria for Bipolar Episodes 32553
5 Criteria for a Manic/Hypomanic Episodes 72853
6 Criteria for a Major Depressive Episode 30650
7 Criteria for a Mixed Episode 21242
8 1.3.2 Diagnostic Sub-types of Bipolar Disorder: A Course Based Typology 24376
9 1.4 The Unipolar – Bipolar Distinction, Related Comorbities, and Differential Diagnosis 14816
10 1.4.1 Unipolar Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Depression 13821
11 1.4.2 Schizophrenia and Borderline Personality Disorder 25777
12 1.5 Prevalence and age of onset of Bipolar disorders in the general population 25167
13 1.6 Comorbidities, Burden and Cost, and Mortality of Bipolar Disorder 13246
14 1.7 Aetiology of Bipolar Disorder 12085
15 1.8 Treatment of Bipolar Disorder 11472
16 1.9 Natural Course of Bipolar Disorder 12618

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