n South African Psychiatry Review - Bipolar mood disorder : the illusive disorder

Volume 8, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1811-7805



Extracted from text ... South African Psychiatry Review - May 2005 79 Melancholia was a common disorder in days gone by. It was accepted that men, the dominant gender, had their bouts of raisin' hell and hitting the bottle harder than a mule's kick. Melancholia covered a host of sins. It may also have covered real mental disorders. Who's to say what the real disorder was back then. But there's no reason to think it's any less prevalent today - probably in fact more common than we care to believe. Today periods of almost manic high lasting weeks or days and followed by plunges ..

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