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Book Review

Manic-Depressive Illness: Bipolar Disorders and Recurrent Depression, 2nd ed

David J. Lynn, M.D.

Published: March 16, 2009

Article Abstract

From our regular book review column.

The first edition of this work, published in 1990, was extremely
helpful to me as a clinical reference and an aid for
teaching residents. Because it was not a compilation of chapters
by different authors, it had a coherence and efficiency that I especially
appreciated. I also appreciated the attention paid to
issues like treatment compliance (now termed adherence).
I continued to use it well into this century, simply because there
was nothing else like it. But, for years, I wished for a new

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Volume: 70

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