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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) 9941
2 1. 2 Historical Roots in Medicine and Ancient Times 12481
3 1.3 Bipolar Disorders: Contemporary Diagnostic Definitions and a Course-Based Typology 7541
4 1.3.1 Diagnostic (DSM-IV) Criteria for Bipolar Episodes 22919
5 Criteria for a Manic/Hypomanic Episodes 57827
6 Criteria for a Major Depressive Episode 20914
7 Criteria for a Mixed Episode 15710
8 1.3.2 Diagnostic Sub-types of Bipolar Disorder: A Course Based Typology 18357
9 1.4 The Unipolar – Bipolar Distinction, Related Comorbities, and Differential Diagnosis 11612
10 1.4.1 Unipolar Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Depression 10674
11 1.4.2 Schizophrenia and Borderline Personality Disorder 20797
12 1.5 Prevalence and age of onset of Bipolar disorders in the general population 19282
13 1.6 Comorbidities, Burden and Cost, and Mortality of Bipolar Disorder 10286
14 1.7 Aetiology of Bipolar Disorder 9371
15 1.8 Treatment of Bipolar Disorder 8475
16 1.9 Natural Course of Bipolar Disorder 9705

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