Emerging Therapies for Bipolar Depression.

Article Abstract

Click to enlarge page

To put the symptoms and illness outcomes of bipolar depression in proper context, David J. Kupfer, M.D., began by reviewing the symptoms of the 4 domains of bipolar disorder: manic mood and behavior, dysphoric mood and behavior, psychotic symptoms, and cognitive symptoms. Bipolar disorder is a chronic psychiatric illness characterized by depression and at least 1 manic or hypomanic episode during the lifetime course of the illness. Patients with bipolar disorder can have symptoms in more than one of these domains concurrently.


 

Related Articles

Volume: 67

Quick Links: Bipolar Disorder