Why care about bipolar disorder? A primary care physician's guide to screening and referral

Robert M A Hirschfeld

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Abstract

Patients with bipolar disorder are commonly seen in the primary care setting but rarely, if ever, present with mania. Most likely, they present with symptoms of depression, substance abuse, or personal problems. Consequently, the diagnosis of bipolar disorder may be missed. One way to increase recognition is to screen for bipolar disorder, especially in patients receiving a prescription for antidepressant medication. The Mood Disorder Questionnaire is a brief, simple self-report inventory that can be used as a screen for patients with bipolar disorder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-227
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Studies in Medicine
Volume3
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2003

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Primary Care Physicians
Bipolar Disorder
Referral and Consultation
Mood Disorders
Self Report
Antidepressive Agents
Substance-Related Disorders
Prescriptions
Primary Health Care
Depression
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Why care about bipolar disorder? A primary care physician's guide to screening and referral. / Hirschfeld, Robert M A.

In: Advanced Studies in Medicine, Vol. 3, No. 4, 04.2003, p. 223-227.

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