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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.

1 1. 1 Introduction to Bipolar Disorder (Manic-Depressive Illness) Dr Yanni Malliaris 17110
2 1. 2 Historical Roots in Medicine and Ancient Times Dr Yanni Malliaris 21521
3 1.3 Bipolar Disorders: Contemporary Diagnostic Definitions and a Course-Based Typology Dr Yanni Malliaris 13722
4 1.3.1 Diagnostic (DSM-IV) Criteria for Bipolar Episodes Dr Yanni Malliaris 50149
5 1.3.1.1 Criteria for a Manic/Hypomanic Episodes Dr Yanni Malliaris 101656
6 1.3.1.3 Criteria for a Major Depressive Episode Dr Yanni Malliaris 44876
7 1.3.1.4 Criteria for a Mixed Episode Dr Yanni Malliaris 30421
8 1.3.2 Diagnostic Sub-types of Bipolar Disorder: A Course Based Typology Dr Yanni Malliaris 34419
9 1.4 The Unipolar – Bipolar Distinction, Related Comorbities, and Differential Diagnosis Dr Yanni Malliaris 19200
10 1.4.1 Unipolar Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Depression Dr Yanni Malliaris 19170
11 1.4.2 Schizophrenia and Borderline Personality Disorder Dr Yanni Malliaris 33734
12 1.5 Prevalence and age of onset of Bipolar disorders in the general population Dr Yanni Malliaris 35647
13 1.6 Comorbidities, Burden and Cost, and Mortality of Bipolar Disorder Dr Yanni Malliaris 17128
14 1.7 Aetiology of Bipolar Disorder Dr Yanni Malliaris 15990
15 1.8 Treatment of Bipolar Disorder Dr Yanni Malliaris 16092
16 1.9 Natural Course of Bipolar Disorder Dr Yanni Malliaris 16623
 

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