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Introduction and historical context

Lakshmi N Yatham and Gin S Malhi

in Bipolar Disorder

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ISBN: 9780199562305
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607396 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199562305.003.0001

Series: Oxford Psychiatry Library

Introduction and historical context

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• Bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic-depressive illness, is not a new illness • Bipolar disorder emerges in the formative years of growth with significant impact on cognitive and emotional development • There is no cure for bipolar disorder • Treatment focus is early detection, control of symptoms and prophylaxis.

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Subjects: Psychiatry

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