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The psychopathology and treatment of bipolar disorder.

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In this chapter we review research on the diagnosis, course, etiology, and pharmacological and psychosocial treatment of bipolar disorder (BD). BD is a highly recurrent and severe illness, with high rates of suicidality and functional impairment. The disorder is heritable and appears to share susceptibility genes with schizophrenia. It is characterized by dysregulation in the dopamine and serotonin systems and by pathology in the brain systems involved in regulating emotion. Psychosocial stre...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
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Journal:
Annual review of clinical psychology
Volume:
2
Issue:
1
Pages:
199-235
Publication date:
2006
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EISSN:
1548-5951
ISSN:
1548-5943
URN:
uuid:e2a39e6a-b7c5-4b3a-9895-ce2f0de435cd
Source identifiers:
168280
Local pid:
pubs:168280

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