The ‘true’ prevalence of bipolar II disorder

@article{Merikangas2012TheP,
  title={The ‘true’ prevalence of bipolar II disorder},
  author={Kathleen R. Merikangas and Femke Lamers},
  journal={Current Opinion in Psychiatry},
  year={2012},
  volume={25},
  pages={19–23}
}
Purpose of review Many studies – including meta-analyses – do not distinguish between bipolar I and II disorder. The aim of this study is to review the recent literature on the prevalence, correlates, consequences, and treatment patterns of bipolar II disorder. Recent findings In the past 2 years, several important studies have been conducted in the bipolar II field. The World Mental Health Survey initiative provides us with prevalence rate across 11 countries, while several meta-analyses on… 

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