Chapter 3. The Long-Term Course and Clinical Management of Bipolar I and Bipolar II Disorders

  1. Lakshmi N. Yatham3 and
  2. Mario Maj4
  1. Lewis L. Judd1 and
  2. Pamela J. Schettler2

Published Online: 13 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470661277.ch3

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

How to Cite

Judd, L. L. and Schettler, P. J. (2010) The Long-Term Course and Clinical Management of Bipolar I and Bipolar II Disorders, in Bipolar Disorder (eds L. N. Yatham and M. Maj), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470661277.ch3

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, University of California at San Diego (UCSD), 9500 Gilman Drive, MC: 0603, La Jolla, CA 92093-0603, USA

  2. 2

    Mood Disorders Research Group, Department of Psychiatry, University of California at San Diego (UCSD), 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0603, 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:

  • long-term course and clinical management of bipolar I and bipolar II disorders;
  • mood disorders, tendency for episodes - to recur during life cycle;
  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Collaborative Depression Study (CDS);
  • weekly psychiatric symptom ratings;
  • Longitudinal Interval Follow-up Evaluation (LIFE) variations;
  • chronicity of bipolar illness course;
  • dynamic and changeable affective symptom course - of bipolar illness;
  • bipolar disorder and affective symptoms - dimensional continuum of progressively increasing symptom severity;
  • bipolar II disorder, lesser of bipolar subtypes - these impressions of BP-II disorder being incorrect;
  • treating affective episodes and symptoms - to full symptom abatement

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Methods of the NIMH CDS

  • Characteristics of the long-term course of bipolar illness

  • Conclusions about the long-term course of bipolar illness

  • Implications for the long-term clinical management of BP-I and BP-II disorders

  • References