Anxiety disorders and bipolar disorder: a review.

  title={Anxiety disorders and bipolar disorder: a review.},
  author={Roger S. McIntyre and Joanna K Soczynska and Alexandra Bottas and Kamran Bordbar and Jakub Z. Konarski and Sidney H. Kennedy},
  journal={Bipolar disorders},
  volume={8 6},
CONTEXT Epidemiological, clinical and familial studies indicate that anxiety disorders (ADs) are highly comorbid in persons with bipolar disorder (BPD). The phenomenological overlap between ADs and BPD is reported more frequently in individuals with female predominant bipolar presentations (e.g., bipolar II disorder). Anxiety comorbidity in the BPD population poses a serious hazard. For example, it is associated with an intensification of symptoms, non-recovery, substance use comorbidity and… CONTINUE READING

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