Optimizing the detection of bipolar II disorder in outpatient private practice: toward a systematization of clinical diagnostic wisdom.

@article{Akiskal2005OptimizingTD,
  title={Optimizing the detection of bipolar II disorder in outpatient private practice: toward a systematization of clinical diagnostic wisdom.},
  author={Hagop Souren Akiskal and Franco Benazzi},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={2005},
  volume={66 7},
  pages={914-21}
}
BACKGROUND We review a clinical diagnostic approach to validate a redefinition of bipolar II disorder (BPII), which bypasses several conservative steps in the DSM-IV Mood Module of the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis I Disorders, Clinician Version (SCID-CV) to make detection of BPII more "clinician-friendly." METHOD 563 consecutive private outpatients presenting with a DSM-IV-diagnosed major depressive episode (MDE) were included in the analyses. We used a modified SCID-CV in a… CONTINUE READING

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