How is bipolar affective disorder defined in the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, (DSM-5)?

Updated: May 06, 2018
  • Author: Stephen Soreff, MD; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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In the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, (DSM-5), bipolar disorder constitutes a spectrum of mood disorders that includes BPI, BPII, cyclothymia and are thought to be a “bridge” between schizophrenia spectrum disorders and depressive disorders in terms of the symptomology, family history and genetics. [2]


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