The societal costs and quality of life of patients suffering from bipolar disorder in the Netherlands.

@article{Roijen2004TheSC,
  title={The societal costs and quality of life of patients suffering from bipolar disorder in the Netherlands.},
  author={Leona Hakkaart-van Roijen and Margreet Hoeijenbos and Eline J. Regeer and Margreet Ten Have and Willem A. Nolen and Christiaan P. W. M. Veraart and Frans F. H. Rutten},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  year={2004},
  volume={110 5},
  pages={383-92}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the societal costs and quality of life of patients suffering from bipolar disorder in the Netherlands. METHOD Forty persons with a lifetime diagnosis of bipolar disorder (SCID/DSM-IV) and representative for the Dutch general population were interviewed to collect data on direct (use of medical resources) and indirect (productivity losses because of absence from work and reduced efficiency at work) costs of illness. Respondents' quality of life was also assessed. Prevalence… CONTINUE READING

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