Clinical correlates of current level of functioning in primary care-treated bipolar patients.

@article{Hajek2005ClinicalCO,
  title={Clinical correlates of current level of functioning in primary care-treated bipolar patients.},
  author={Tomas Hajek and Claire M. Slaney and Julie S. Garnham and Martina Rů{\vz}i{\vc}kov{\'a} and Michael F Passmore and Martin Alda},
  journal={Bipolar disorders},
  year={2005},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={
          286-91
        }
}
OBJECTIVES In this study we examined general assessment of functioning (GAF), and its relation to clinical and demographic factors in bipolar patients. A number of studies, mostly from specialized programs, show that bipolar disorder often leads to occupational and social impairment. Here we report data from patients in a primary care setting. METHODS A total of 252 patients from the Maritime Bipolar Registry with DSM-IV diagnoses of bipolar I or bipolar II disorder participated in the study… CONTINUE READING

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