Bipolar disorder: new perspectives in health care and prevention.

  title={Bipolar disorder: new perspectives in health care and prevention.},
  author={Marion Leboyer and David Jerome Kupfer},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  volume={71 12},
OBJECTIVE High rates of misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, and lack of recognition and treatment of comorbid conditions often lead patients with bipolar illness to have a chronic course with high disability, unemployment rates, and mortality. Despite the recognition that long-term outcome of bipolar disorder depends on systematic assessment of both interepisodic dysfunctional domains and comorbid psychiatric and medical conditions, treatment of bipolar disorder still focuses primarily on… CONTINUE READING
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