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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.

1 1. 1 Introduction to Bipolar Disorder (Manic-Depressive Illness) Dr Yanni Malliaris 10656
2 1. 2 Historical Roots in Medicine and Ancient Times Dr Yanni Malliaris 13486
3 1.3 Bipolar Disorders: Contemporary Diagnostic Definitions and a Course-Based Typology Dr Yanni Malliaris 8249
4 1.3.1 Diagnostic (DSM-IV) Criteria for Bipolar Episodes Dr Yanni Malliaris 25521
5 1.3.1.1 Criteria for a Manic/Hypomanic Episodes Dr Yanni Malliaris 61622
6 1.3.1.3 Criteria for a Major Depressive Episode Dr Yanni Malliaris 23356
7 1.3.1.4 Criteria for a Mixed Episode Dr Yanni Malliaris 17127
8 1.3.2 Diagnostic Sub-types of Bipolar Disorder: A Course Based Typology Dr Yanni Malliaris 19822
9 1.4 The Unipolar – Bipolar Distinction, Related Comorbities, and Differential Diagnosis Dr Yanni Malliaris 12419
10 1.4.1 Unipolar Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Depression Dr Yanni Malliaris 11433
11 1.4.2 Schizophrenia and Borderline Personality Disorder Dr Yanni Malliaris 22001
12 1.5 Prevalence and age of onset of Bipolar disorders in the general population Dr Yanni Malliaris 20849
13 1.6 Comorbidities, Burden and Cost, and Mortality of Bipolar Disorder Dr Yanni Malliaris 10999
14 1.7 Aetiology of Bipolar Disorder Dr Yanni Malliaris 10056
15 1.8 Treatment of Bipolar Disorder Dr Yanni Malliaris 9208
16 1.9 Natural Course of Bipolar Disorder Dr Yanni Malliaris 10451
 

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