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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) 10654
2 1. 2 Historical Roots in Medicine and Ancient Times 13484
3 1.3 Bipolar Disorders: Contemporary Diagnostic Definitions and a Course-Based Typology 8247
4 1.3.1 Diagnostic (DSM-IV) Criteria for Bipolar Episodes 25508
5 Criteria for a Manic/Hypomanic Episodes 61601
6 Criteria for a Major Depressive Episode 23348
7 Criteria for a Mixed Episode 17122
8 1.3.2 Diagnostic Sub-types of Bipolar Disorder: A Course Based Typology 19817
9 1.4 The Unipolar – Bipolar Distinction, Related Comorbities, and Differential Diagnosis 12419
10 1.4.1 Unipolar Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Depression 11432
11 1.4.2 Schizophrenia and Borderline Personality Disorder 21997
12 1.5 Prevalence and age of onset of Bipolar disorders in the general population 20846
13 1.6 Comorbidities, Burden and Cost, and Mortality of Bipolar Disorder 10999
14 1.7 Aetiology of Bipolar Disorder 10053
15 1.8 Treatment of Bipolar Disorder 9204
16 1.9 Natural Course of Bipolar Disorder 10451

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