Diagnosis and treatment in the early illness phase of bipolar disorders

@article{Bauer2008DiagnosisAT,
  title={Diagnosis and treatment in the early illness phase of bipolar disorders},
  author={Michael Bauer and Georg Juckel and Christoph U. Correll and Karolina Leopold and Andrea Pfennig},
  journal={European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience},
  year={2008},
  volume={258},
  pages={50-54}
}
The combination of a long undetected illness and significant psychosocial impairment renders early identification and intervention a vital role in bipolar disorders. Early detection forms the basis for adequate education and for treatment from the beginning. Several lines of evidence indicate that the characterization of early phases in the development of bipolar disorders is feasible. Risk factors for the development of bipolar disorders have been established and a manic prodrome has been… 
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