Postpartum bipolar episodes are not distinct from spontaneous episodes: implications for DSM-V.

@article{Colom2010PostpartumBE,
  title={Postpartum bipolar episodes are not distinct from spontaneous episodes: implications for DSM-V.},
  author={Francesc Colom and N{\'u}ria Cruz and Isabella Pacchiarotti and Lorenzo Mazzarini and Jos{\'e} Manuel Goikolea and Ekaterina Popova and C Torrent and Eduard Vieta},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2010},
  volume={126 1-2},
  pages={61-4}
}
INTRODUCTION DSM course modifiers should be based on enough evidence on his impact in the clinical prognosis of patients presenting with a certain clinical feature. The presence of postpartum onset of a mood episode in bipolar disorders has not been sufficiently studied. This is the first prospective clinical study comparing female bipolar patients with and without lifetime history of postpartum mood episode. METHODS Systematic prospective follow-up (12 years) of 200 female bipolar I or II… CONTINUE READING