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Bipolar Depression - Differential Diagnosis in the Community


More than one in five primary care patients with depression have bipolar disorder, a recurrent and sometimes chronic illness involving episodes of depression and mania or hypomania. The most frequent presentation is depression; mania, as a presentation, is much less frequently encountered in physicians' offices, both primary care and psychiatric. Bipolar depression is often missed in these situations. About half of patients with bipolar disorder have consulted three or more health care professionals before receiving a correct diagnosis, and the average time to first treatment is 10 years.(1)

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