n Mental Health Matters - Is your depressed patient actually bipolar?
|Article Title||Is your depressed patient actually bipolar?|
|© Publisher:||In House Publications|
|Journal||Mental Health Matters|
|Affiliations||1 Akeso Milnerton Clinic|
|Publication Date||May 2016|
|Pages||24 - 26|
Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness that is undoubtedly more commonly seen in the general practitioner setting than is appreciated. Bipolar disorder is a complex and recurrent disorder of mood and behaviour that is characterized by fluctuations between hypomania, depression or mania. Bipolar disorder has an overall prevalence of 1% in the general population and typically manifests in late adolescence or early adulthood.
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