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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 Yanni Malliaris' PhD thesis and it summarises the latest knowledge that we have about bipolar disorder. Under each section you will find relevant scientific literature. 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) 15960
2 1. 2 Historical Roots in Medicine and Ancient Times 19820
3 1.3 Bipolar Disorders: Contemporary Diagnostic Definitions and a Course-Based Typology 12717
4 1.3.1 Diagnostic (DSM-IV) Criteria for Bipolar Episodes 44151
5 Criteria for a Manic/Hypomanic Episodes 92424
6 Criteria for a Major Depressive Episode 40235
7 Criteria for a Mixed Episode 27432
8 1.3.2 Diagnostic Sub-types of Bipolar Disorder: A Course Based Typology 31141
9 1.4 The Unipolar – Bipolar Distinction, Related Comorbities, and Differential Diagnosis 18003
10 1.4.1 Unipolar Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Depression 17348
11 1.4.2 Schizophrenia and Borderline Personality Disorder 31355
12 1.5 Prevalence and age of onset of Bipolar disorders in the general population 32406
13 1.6 Comorbidities, Burden and Cost, and Mortality of Bipolar Disorder 16078
14 1.7 Aetiology of Bipolar Disorder 14961
15 1.8 Treatment of Bipolar Disorder 14759
16 1.9 Natural Course of Bipolar Disorder 15474

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