12. Bipolarity in Women: Therapeutic Issues

  1. Hagop S. Akiskal4 and
  2. Mauricio Tohen5,6
  1. Susan L. McElroy1,
  2. Lesley M. Arnold2 and
  3. Lori L. Altshuler3

Published Online: 31 MAY 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470017953.ch12

Bipolar Psychopharmacotherapy: Caring for the Patient

Bipolar Psychopharmacotherapy: Caring for the Patient

How to Cite

McElroy, S. L., Arnold, L. M. and Altshuler, L. L. (2005) Bipolarity in Women: Therapeutic Issues, in Bipolar Psychopharmacotherapy: Caring for the Patient (eds H. S. Akiskal and M. Tohen), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470017953.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 4

    International Mood Center, Department of Psychiatry at the University of San Diego and Veterans Administration Medical Center, 3350 La Jolla Village Dr. (116-A), San Diego, CA 92161, USA

  2. 5

    McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Belmont, MA, USA

  3. 6

    Lilly Research Laboratories, Eli Lilly & Co, 525 S. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Psychopharmacology Research Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 231 Albert Sabin Way, Cincinnati, OH 45267, USA

  2. 2

    Women's Health Research Program, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 231 Albert Sabin Way, Cincinnati, OH 45267, USA

  3. 3

    UCLA Mood Disorders Research Program, UCLA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 MAY 2006
  2. Published Print: 11 NOV 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470856079

Online ISBN: 9780470017951

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Keywords:

  • bipolarity in women;
  • depressive diathesis;
  • mixed mania;
  • rapid cycling (cyclicity);
  • bipolarity with atypical features;
  • gender differences in commorbidity;
  • use of hormonal agents

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Epidemiology and Gender Distribution of the Bipolar Spectrum

  • Gender Differences in Phenomenology

  • Is Female Bipolarity Characterized by Mixed States (Mixity)?

  • Gender Differences in Course and Outcome

  • Gender Differences in Comorbidity

  • Bipolar Disorder and the Reproductive Cycle

  • Treatment of Bipolar Disorder in Females

  • Evaluation of Women for and with Bipolarity

  • Summary

  • References