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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) 12952
2 1. 2 Historical Roots in Medicine and Ancient Times 16402
3 1.3 Bipolar Disorders: Contemporary Diagnostic Definitions and a Course-Based Typology 10147
4 1.3.1 Diagnostic (DSM-IV) Criteria for Bipolar Episodes 32623
5 Criteria for a Manic/Hypomanic Episodes 72990
6 Criteria for a Major Depressive Episode 30692
7 Criteria for a Mixed Episode 21267
8 1.3.2 Diagnostic Sub-types of Bipolar Disorder: A Course Based Typology 24421
9 1.4 The Unipolar – Bipolar Distinction, Related Comorbities, and Differential Diagnosis 14832
10 1.4.1 Unipolar Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Depression 13848
11 1.4.2 Schizophrenia and Borderline Personality Disorder 25814
12 1.5 Prevalence and age of onset of Bipolar disorders in the general population 25196
13 1.6 Comorbidities, Burden and Cost, and Mortality of Bipolar Disorder 13254
14 1.7 Aetiology of Bipolar Disorder 12099
15 1.8 Treatment of Bipolar Disorder 11482
16 1.9 Natural Course of Bipolar Disorder 12628

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