The epidemiology of bipolar affective disorder

Paula J. Clayton

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There are three reasons why a review of the existing data on the epidemiology of bipolar affective disorder may be indicated: (1) to summarize the general differences between unipolar and bipolar affective disorder; (2) to illustrate the similarities and differences in biopolar disease (especially mania) and chronic schizophrenia, and (3) to look more closely at the depression of bipolar and unipolar disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-43
Number of pages13
JournalComprehensive Psychiatry
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1981

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