Long-term remission and recovery in bipolar disorder: a review.

  title={Long-term remission and recovery in bipolar disorder: a review.},
  author={Joseph F Goldberg and Jessica L Garno and Martin Harrow},
  journal={Current psychiatry reports},
  volume={7 6},
Longitudinal outcome studies of bipolar disorder show that most patients encounter affective recurrences, interepisode symptoms, and residual functional impairment. The kindling model suggests that the timing and periodicity of recurrent episodes may help to predict future illness course. This article examines contemporary data regarding patterns of affective recurrence, and the extent to which variable versus consistent or sustained remissions influence long-term illness course. Consequences… CONTINUE READING

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