oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Management of bipolar disorder : review
|Article Title||Management of bipolar disorder : review|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||SA Pharmaceutical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 University of the Witwatersrand|
|Publication Date||Sep 2013|
|Pages||20 - 23|
|Keyword(s)||Bipolar disorder, Bipolar I disorder, Bipolar II disorder, Depression, DSM-IV criteria, Hypomania and Mania|
Bipolar disorder is a complex mood disorder, both in terms of the diagnosis and management. It can have devastating consequences if inappropriately managed, but good management can allow sufferers to lead normal lives. While it is in the general realm of specialist diagnosis and care, general practitioners can play an important role in early identification of the disorder and long-term management, in shared care with the psychiatrist.
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