Article

Major Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Mood Disorders

Karen Kyeunghae Lee

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

Published by NASW Press and Oxford University Press


Published online January 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780199975839 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780199975839.013.892

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Mental and Behavioural Health

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

Depression and bipolar mood disorders are mental disorders that are characterized by mood disturbance combined with decreased functioning of the affected individuals. This entry focuses on major depressive disorder and bipolar I and II disorders among adults in the United States. Bipolar disorder has unique clinical features and intervention options, and so it is discussed in a separate section after depression. Diagnosis, prevalence, comorbidity, risk factors, course, assessment, treatment, service utilization, and international perspectives are reviewed for each disorder. The implications for social work are briefly addressed at the end of this entry.

Keywords: adults; bipolar; depression; diagnosis; mental illness; mood disorders; treatment

Article.  10310 words. 

Subjects: Mental and Behavioural Health

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content. subscribe or purchase to access all content.