Chapter 4. Comorbidity in Bipolar Disorder: A Focus on Addiction and Anxiety Disorders

  1. Lakshmi N. Yatham3 and
  2. Mario Maj4
  1. Mark A. Frye1 and
  2. Giulio Perugi2

Published Online: 13 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470661277.ch4

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

How to Cite

Frye, M. A. and Perugi, G. (2010) Comorbidity in Bipolar Disorder: A Focus on Addiction and Anxiety Disorders, in Bipolar Disorder (eds L. N. Yatham and M. Maj), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470661277.ch4

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 Psychology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street, Rochester, MN 55905, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pisa; Institute of Behavioural Sciences “G. De lisio”, Viale Monzone 3, 54031 Carrara, Italy

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:

  • bipolar disorder comorbidity - focus on addiction and anxiety disorders;
  • bipolar affective disorder, illness with substantial morbidity and mortality - episodic recurrence of mania/hypomania and major depression;
  • National Epidemiological Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC);
  • comorbid alcoholism and bipolar course of illness;
  • bipolar disorder course of illness - and nicotine dependence;
  • three pharmacotherapies, approved by US FDA - for smoking cessation and nicotine replacement systems;
  • anxiety disorders (ADs), most prevalent psychiatric comorbidity amongst patients with Bipolar Disorder (BPD);
  • Ads, associated with multiple indices of poor outcome in BPD;
  • Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) score;
  • BPD comorbidity with substance use disorders and AD - challenging for diagnosis and treatment

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Alcohol abuse and dependence

  • Comorbid alcoholism and bipolar course of illness

  • Treatment implications for dual diagnosis bipolar disorder and alcoholism

  • Nicotine dependence

  • Bipolar disorder course of illness and nicotine dependence

  • Treatment considerations in bipolar disorder with nicotine dependence

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Epidemiological and clinical data

  • Comorbid ADs and clinical presentation of bipolar disorder

  • Treatment implications of anxious comorbidity

  • Conclusion

  • References