[The bipolar spectrum: research and clinical perspectives].

  title={[The bipolar spectrum: research and clinical perspectives].},
  author={Hagop Souren Akiskal},
  volume={21 Spec No 6},
Although epidemiologic figures place the lifetime prevalence of bipolar disorders at about 1%, current evidence indicates that the spectrum of bipolar disorders may account for 3-6% of the general population. This summarizes two decades of research conducted by the author and other investigators that supports the existence of such a spectrum that at the one extreme merges with severe psychotic disorder and at the other with temperamental dysregulation. The enlargement of the territory of… CONTINUE READING