All That Wheezes Is Not Asthma: Bipolar Disorder in Primary Care 1997-2007

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It has been 10 years since our University of Tennessee Department of Family Medicine group reported a significant presence of bipolar disorders in primary care. In that study,1 close examination of a consecutive cohort of primarily depressive and anxious patients found 26% had bipolar disorders—usually bipolar II disorder. Two years later, in the inaugural issue of the Companion, we reported on a group of patients with difficult-to-treat depression seen in our mood disorders clinics.2

Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2007;9(2):89-90