Chapter 18. The Epidemiology of First-Onset Mania

  1. Ming T. Tsuang3,4 and
  2. Mauricio Tohen5,6
  1. T. Lloyd1 and
  2. P. B. Jones2

Published Online: 22 APR 2003

DOI: 10.1002/0471234311.ch18

Textbook in Psychiatric Epidemiology, Second Edition

Textbook in Psychiatric Epidemiology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Lloyd, T. and Jones, P. B. (2002) The Epidemiology of First-Onset Mania, in Textbook in Psychiatric Epidemiology, Second Edition (eds M. T. Tsuang and M. Tohen), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471234311.ch18

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA

  2. 4

    Pediatric Psychopharmacology Unit, Psychiatry Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA

  3. 5

    Lilly Research Laboratories, Indianapolis, IN, USA

  4. 6

    Department of Psychiatry, McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02184, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Nottingham, Duncan Macmillan House, Nottingham, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Adenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 APR 2003
  2. Published Print: 23 AUG 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471409748

Online ISBN: 9780471234319



  • epidemiology of first-onset mania;
  • definitions;
  • diagnosis;
  • incidence of manic syndrome;
  • age at onset;
  • mania in children;
  • mania in adolescents;
  • gender;
  • geography;
  • migration;
  • clinical features;
  • mania and substance misuse;
  • course of episodes;
  • duration of episodes;
  • diagnostic stability


The authors synthesize the available evidence regarding the basic epidemiology (other than genetic epidemiology) of mania, and detail areas where further research is needed.