Recognition and diagnosis of bipolar disorder Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Bipolar Disorder

abstract

  • Bipolar disorder is a serious, recurrent, and sometimes chronic psychiatric illness that is far more prevalent than many physicians realize. It often is unrecognized and misdiagnosed, particularly in patients presenting with depression. The consequences of misdiagnosis and mistreatment as unipolar depression may be disastrous. The rate of recognition may be improved by asking patients about bipolar symptoms and by screening for bipolar disorder using the Mood Disorder Questionnaire.

publication date

  • December 2004

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 15554789

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 5

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 65

number

  • SUPPL. 15