[Bipolar depression and unipolar depression: differential diagnosis in clinical practice].


When assessing a patient with depression it is crucial not to miss a diagnosis of bipolar depression. In this review we suggest that it can be achieved, first, by consistently usingstandardised diagnostic criteria (e.g., DSM-IV-TR or ICD 10) and, second, by ascertaining the presence of some clinical features. The latter include previous episodes of mood… (More)