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Epidemiology

Lakshmi N Yatham and Gin S Malhi

in Bipolar Disorder

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199562305
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607396 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199562305.003.0003

Series: Oxford Psychiatry Library

Epidemiology

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• Bipolar I and Bipolar II disorder each affect approximately 1% of the population • Bipolar disorder affects males and females equally • Bipolar disorder emerges early in life, typically below the age of 20 years • Bipolar disorder is a chronic episodic illness and up to 15% of patients commit suicide.

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Subjects: Psychiatry

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