Rating scales in bipolar disorder

@article{Picardi2009RatingSI,
  title={Rating scales in bipolar disorder},
  author={A. Picardi},
  journal={Current Opinion in Psychiatry},
  year={2009},
  volume={22},
  pages={42–49}
}
  • A. Picardi
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Current Opinion in Psychiatry
  • Purpose of review Bipolar disorder is a complex clinical entity that presents with pleomorphic signs and symptoms varying from depression to hypomania, full-blown mania, mixed states, and psychosis. Therefore, the assessment of patients with bipolar disorder poses a difficult challenge to clinicians, who may find themselves puzzled when having to choose among the many instruments available. This paper aims at briefly reviewing these instruments. Recent findings Observer-rated and self-completed… CONTINUE READING

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