Which factors are associated with a better prognosis for bipolar affective disorder (manic-depressive illness)?

Updated: May 06, 2018
  • Author: Stephen Soreff, MD; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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Factors suggesting a better prognosis include the following:

  • Length of manic phases (short duration)

  • Late age of onset

  • Few thoughts of suicide

  • Few psychotic symptoms

  • Few medical problems


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