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Chapter 10. Bipolar and Related Disorders

Terence Ketter, M.D.; Kiki Chang, M.D.
DOI: 10.1176/appi.books.9781585625031.918205

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Bipolar disorders are common, recurrent, frequently debilitating, and in many instances tragically fatal illnesses, characterized by oscillations in mood, energy, and ability to function (Ketter 2010). In this chapter, we describe the clinical features of bipolar and related disorders, summarize knowledge of their epidemiology and pathogenesis, and outline current approaches to treatment.

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