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The causes of bipolar disorder

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/9780199562305.003.0004

Series: Oxford Psychiatry Library

The causes of bipolar disorder

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• Bipolar disorder is the most heritable psychiatric disorder • Environmental factors can contribute to the onset and development of mood episodes • Structural and functional brain changes along with neuroendocrine and neurocognitive changes have been identified in bipolar disorder • Bipolar disorder has a neurobiological basis but its detailed pathophysiology is unknown.

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Subjects: Psychiatry

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