Chapter 5. DSM-V Perspectives on Classification of Bipolar Disorder

  1. Lakshmi N. Yatham2 and
  2. Mario Maj3
  1. Jan Fawcett

Published Online: 13 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470661277.ch5

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

How to Cite

Fawcett, J. (2010) DSM-V Perspectives on Classification of Bipolar Disorder, in Bipolar Disorder (eds L. N. Yatham and M. Maj), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470661277.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 2

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

  2. 3

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

Author Information

  1. Department of Psychiatry, University of New Mexico, School of Medicine, National Institute of Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470721988

Online ISBN: 9780470661277



  • DSM-V Perspectives on Classification of Bipolar Disorder;
  • present DSM-IV classification - for a planned DSM-V classification;
  • Mood Disorders Workgroup - reviewing DSM-V classification;
  • Bipolar Sub-Workgroup and the Mood Disorders Workgroup;
  • rapid cycling bipolar disorder;
  • mixed manic-hypomanic and depressive states - extending mixed states across entire severity range of bipolar disorder;
  • STEP-BD, finding antidepressants - not assisting in depressive recovery in bipolar depression accompanied by mania symptoms;
  • diagnosis of schizo-affective disorder - contentious problem shared by Mood Disorders Workgroup and the Psychosis Workgroup;
  • diagnosing bipolar disorder in children - major issue,.and bipolar disorder having a serious prognosis;
  • anxiety severity, related to poor outcome in unipolar depressive patients - treated in STAR*D Study


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • An overall view of the DSM-V process

  • Ongoing work on bipolar disorder for DSM-V

  • Criteria for recommending a changein DSM-IV

  • Bipolar disorder

  • Bipolar spectrum

  • Mixed episodes

  • Rapid cycling bipolar disorder

  • Bipolar depression

  • Schizoaffective disorder

  • Paediatric bipolar disorder

  • Behavioural dimensions

  • References