The Prevalent Clinical Spectrum of Bipolar Disorders: Beyond DSM-IV

@article{Akiskal1996ThePC,
  title={The Prevalent Clinical Spectrum of Bipolar Disorders: Beyond DSM-IV},
  author={H. Akiskal},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology},
  year={1996},
  volume={16},
  pages={4S-14S}
}
  • H. Akiskal
  • Published 1996
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
Based on the author's work and that of collaborators, as well as other contemporaneous research, this article reaffirms the existence of a broad bipolar spectrum between the extremes of psychotic manic-depressive illness and strictly defined unipolar depression. The alternation of mania and melancholia beginning in the juvenile years is one of the most classic descriptions in clinical medicine that has come to us from Greco-Roman times. French alienists in the middle of the nineteenth century… Expand
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