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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) 13795
2 1. 2 Historical Roots in Medicine and Ancient Times 17325
3 1.3 Bipolar Disorders: Contemporary Diagnostic Definitions and a Course-Based Typology 10860
4 1.3.1 Diagnostic (DSM-IV) Criteria for Bipolar Episodes 35270
5 Criteria for a Manic/Hypomanic Episodes 77504
6 Criteria for a Major Depressive Episode 32767
7 Criteria for a Mixed Episode 22671
8 1.3.2 Diagnostic Sub-types of Bipolar Disorder: A Course Based Typology 25888
9 1.4 The Unipolar – Bipolar Distinction, Related Comorbities, and Differential Diagnosis 15634
10 1.4.1 Unipolar Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Depression 14785
11 1.4.2 Schizophrenia and Borderline Personality Disorder 27049
12 1.5 Prevalence and age of onset of Bipolar disorders in the general population 26887
13 1.6 Comorbidities, Burden and Cost, and Mortality of Bipolar Disorder 14036
14 1.7 Aetiology of Bipolar Disorder 12883
15 1.8 Treatment of Bipolar Disorder 12415
16 1.9 Natural Course of Bipolar Disorder 13346

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