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A Life Course Approach to Mental Disorders$
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Karestan C. Koenen, Sasha Rudenstine, Ezra Susser, and Sandro Galea

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199657018

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657018.001.0001

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Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder

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(p.76) Chapter 7 Bipolar disorder
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A Life Course Approach to Mental Disorders
Author(s):

Leslie Hulvershorn

John Nurnberger, Jr.

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657018.003.0007

Bipolar disorder is a widespread and highly impairing psychiatric disorder with distinct presentations across the life span. This chapter reviews the extensive literature on risk for the development of bipolar disorder from before birth through the typical age of onset in early adulthood. The interplay of environmental and biological factors in the production and maintenance of the disorder from childhood to old age is also addressed.

Keywords:   bipolar disorder, lithium, adolescence, mood disorders, genetics, mania, depression

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