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Bipolar and Related Disorders

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Until recent advancements made just over this past decade, bipolar and related disorders were once multifaceted mental health conditions that lacked comprehensive understanding and standardized diagnoses. While the categorization of these disorders will continue to advance with future research, the most recent Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–V) defines the category of “bipolar and related disorders” as the intermediate form between that of psychotic disorders and depressive disorders [1]. The three main bipolar disorders are bipolar I (BP-1) disorder, bipolar II (BP-2) disorder, and cyclothymic disorder: this category also encompasses substance/medication-induced bipolar and related disorder, bipolar and related disorder due to another medical condition, other specified bipolar and related disorder, and unspecified bipolar and related disorder. This chapter aims to provide an all-encompassing review of the bipolar disorder spectrum through the consideration of epidemiology, etiology, pathophysiology, phenomenology, and treatment interventions.

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Ngor, A. et al. (2023). Bipolar and Related Disorders. In: IsHak, W.W. (eds) Atlas of Psychiatry. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-15401-0_16

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