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Bipolar disorder: are there manic-prone and depressive-prone forms?

@article{Quitkin1986BipolarDA,
  title={Bipolar disorder: are there manic-prone and depressive-prone forms?},
  author={Frederick M. Quitkin and Judith Godwin Rabkin and Robert F. Prien},
  journal={Journal of clinical psychopharmacology},
  year={1986},
  volume={6 3},
  pages={
          167-72
        }
}
  • Frederick M. Quitkin, Judith Godwin Rabkin, Robert F. Prien
  • Published in
    Journal of clinical…
    1986
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Descriptive studies from the prelithium era and lithium prophylactic studies were reviewed to look for evidence that there are manic-prone and depressive-prone subtypes of bipolar illness. The manic-prone subtype has a high ratio of manic to depressive episodes, and a depressive-prone subtype has the reverse. Although data from the prelithium era are suggestive, the evidence is insufficient to accept or reject the relevance of this hypothesis. Data from the lithium era suggest that there is a… CONTINUE READING

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