16. Bipolarity in Women: Therapeutic Issues

  1. Hagop S. Akiskal4 and
  2. Mauricio Tohen5
  1. Susan L. McElroy1,
  2. Lesley M. Arnold2 and
  3. Lori L. Altshuler3

Published Online: 13 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470975114.ch16

Bipolar Psychopharmacotherapy: Caring for the Patient, Second Edition

Bipolar Psychopharmacotherapy: Caring for the Patient, Second Edition

How to Cite

McElroy, S. L., Arnold, L. M. and Altshuler, L. L. (2011) Bipolarity in Women: Therapeutic Issues, in Bipolar Psychopharmacotherapy: Caring for the Patient, Second Edition (eds H. S. Akiskal and M. Tohen), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470975114.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 4

    International Mood Center, University of California at San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0603, USA

  2. 5

    Department of Psychiatry, Division of Mood and Anxiety Disorders, University of Texas Health Science Centre at San Antonio, 7730 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Lindner Center of HOPE, Mason and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 231 Albert Sabin Way, Cincinnati, OH 45267, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, Women's Health Research Program, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 231 Albert Sabin Way, Cincinnati, OH 45267, USA

  3. 3

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470747216

Online ISBN: 9780470975114

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Keywords:

  • Bipolarity in Women - Therapeutic Issues;
  • Gender Differences in Comorbidity;
  • Menstrual Cycle;
  • Pregnancy;
  • Menopausal Transition and Menopause;
  • Hyperprolactinemia;
  • Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Epidemiology and gender distribution of the bipolar spectrum

  • Gender differences in phenomenology

  • Gender differences in course and outcome

  • Gender differences in comorbidity

  • Bipolar disorder and the reproductive cycle

  • Treatment of bipolar disorder in females

  • Summary

  • References