Recognition and diagnosis of bipolar disorder

Robert M A Hirschfeld, Lana A. Vornik

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-9
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychiatry
Volume65
Issue numberSUPPL. 15
StatePublished - 2004

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Bipolar Disorder
Depressive Disorder
Mood Disorders
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Chronic Disease
Depression
Physicians
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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology

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Hirschfeld, R. M. A., & Vornik, L. A. (2004). Recognition and diagnosis of bipolar disorder. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 65(SUPPL. 15), 5-9.

Recognition and diagnosis of bipolar disorder. / Hirschfeld, Robert M A; Vornik, Lana A.

In: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Vol. 65, No. SUPPL. 15, 2004, p. 5-9.

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Hirschfeld, RMA & Vornik, LA 2004, 'Recognition and diagnosis of bipolar disorder', Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, vol. 65, no. SUPPL. 15, pp. 5-9.
Hirschfeld RMA, Vornik LA. Recognition and diagnosis of bipolar disorder. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. 2004;65(SUPPL. 15):5-9.
Hirschfeld, Robert M A ; Vornik, Lana A. / Recognition and diagnosis of bipolar disorder. In: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. 2004 ; Vol. 65, No. SUPPL. 15. pp. 5-9.
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