Chapter 2. Clinical Features and Subtypes of Bipolar Disorder

  1. Lakshmi N. Yatham3 and
  2. Mario Maj4
  1. Fred K. Goodwin1 and
  2. D. Z. Lieberman2

Published Online: 13 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470661277.ch2

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

How to Cite

Goodwin, F. K. and Lieberman, D. Z. (2010) Clinical Features and Subtypes of Bipolar Disorder, in Bipolar Disorder (eds L. N. Yatham and M. Maj), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470661277.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Psychiatry, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

  2. 4

    Department of Psychiatry, University of Naples SUN, Naples, Italy

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center on Neuroscience, Medical Progress, and Society, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC 20037, USA

  2. 2

    George Washington University Medical Center, 2150 Pennsylvania Avn., NW, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20037, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 1 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470721988

Online ISBN: 9780470661277

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Keywords:

  • clinical features and bipolar disorder subtypes;
  • cyclicity and polarity phenomenology;
  • bipolar–unipolar distinction, incorporated into American diagnostic system, DSM;
  • bipolar disorder diagnosis - based on symptom presentation and natural course of illness;
  • DSM-IV-TR definition of a manic episode;
  • depressive symptom predominance - in bipolar disorder;
  • DSM-IV-TR, not distinguishing - between unipolar and bipolar depression;
  • mixed states of bipolar disorder;
  • bipolar I disorder at one end - while recurrent unipolar major depressive disorder at the other end;
  • predominant polarity of bipolar II disorder - being depression

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction: the phenomenology of cyclicity and polarity

  • Clinical features of affective episodes

  • Mania

  • Depression

  • Mixed states of bipolar disorder

  • Diagnostic subgroups of bipolar disorder

  • Cyclothymia

  • Conclusion

  • References