Integrated Medical Care for Patients With Bipolar Disorder: Who Will Be the Principal Physician?
J Clin Psychiatry 2011;72(5):723-724 [letter]
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Letter to the Editor
Because this piece does not have an abstract, we have provided for your benefit the first 3 sentences of the full text.
Leboyer and Kupfer clearly presented the chronic and systemic consequences of severe and persistent mental illness. Furthermore, by describing bipolar disorder as a chronic disease requiring comprehensive and multidisciplinary care, they suggested that patients with bipolar disorder could be cared for in an “integrated medical care system.” This call for integrated health care services (delivery of primary and psychiatric care in the same setting) is commendable and, based on much of the evidence they presented, important.