Diagnostic guidelines for bipolar depression: A probabilistic approach Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Models, Statistical
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic

abstract

  • Rather than proposing a categorical diagnostic distinction between bipolar depression and major depressive disorder, we would recommend a 'probabilistic' (or likelihood) approach. While there is no 'point of rarity' between the two presentations, there is, rather, a differential likelihood of experiencing the above symptoms and signs of depression. A table outlining draft proposed operationalized criteria for such an approach is provided. The specific details of such a probabilistic approach need to be further explored. For example, to be useful, any diagnostic innovation should inform treatment choices.

publication date

  • February 2008

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1399-5618.2007.00559.x

PubMed ID

  • 18199233

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 144

end page

  • 52

volume

  • 10

number

  • 1 PART 2