Course of psychiatric and substance abuse syndromes co-occurring with bipolar disorder after a first psychiatric hospitalization.

@article{Strakowski1998CourseOP,
  title={Course of psychiatric and substance abuse syndromes co-occurring with bipolar disorder after a first psychiatric hospitalization.},
  author={Stephen M Strakowski and Kenji W Sax and Susan L McElroy and Paul E. Keck and John M Hawkins and Scott A. West},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={1998},
  volume={59 9},
  pages={465-71}
}
BACKGROUND Patients with bipolar disorder frequently meet criteria for other psychiatric and substance abuse diagnoses. To clarify relationships among these disorders, the authors examined the course of syndromes co-occurring with bipolar disorder for 12 months after a first hospitalization. METHOD Seventy-seven patients were recruited from consecutive inpatient admissions who met DSM-III-R criteria for bipolar disorder, manic or mixed with psychosis. The 12-month syndromal course of co… CONTINUE READING