Chapter 6. Update on the Epidemiology of Bipolar Disorder

  1. Lakshmi N. Yatham3 and
  2. Mario Maj4
  1. Kathleen R. Merikangas1 and
  2. Tracy L. Peters2

Published Online: 13 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470661277.ch6

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

How to Cite

Merikangas, K. R. and Peters, T. L. (2010) Update on the Epidemiology of Bipolar Disorder, in Bipolar Disorder (eds L. N. Yatham and M. Maj), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470661277.ch6

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

    Genetic Epidemiology Research Branch, Porter Neuroscience Research Centre, National Institute of Mental Health, Building 35, Room 1A-201, 35 Convent Drive, MSC 3720, Bethesda, MD 20892-3720, USA

  2. 2

    Genetic Epidemiology Research Branch, Mood and Anxiety Program, Intramural Research Program, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute of Health, Porter Neuroscience Research Center, Building 35, Room 1A-201, 35 Convent Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892-3720, 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:

  • update on bipolar disorder epidemiology;
  • bipolar disorders I and II (DSM IV) - dramatic personal and societal impact;
  • epidemiology, distribution and determinants of diseases - in human populations;
  • bipolar disorder epidemiology in adults;
  • rates of DSM-IV bipolar disorders - in community samples of adults;
  • epidemiology of bipolar disorder in youth;
  • age of onset and treatment rates - in adults and youth with bipolar disorder;
  • rates of bipolar disorders in community samples - of children and adolescents;
  • association between bipolar disorder with mental and physical disorders;
  • family history of bipolar disorder - one of the strongest, most consistent risk factors for development of this disorder

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Background on epidemiology

  • Epidemiology of bipolar disorder in adults

  • Epidemiology of bipolar disorder in youth

  • Age of onset and treatment rates in both adults and youth with bipolar disorder

  • Risk factors

  • Family history/genetics

  • Summary

  • References