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Bipolar II disorder is common among depressed outpatients.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Psychiatry and clinical neurosciences
Publication Date
Volume
53
Issue
5
Pages
607–609
Identifiers
PMID: 10595688
Source
Medline
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Unknown

Abstract

The aim of this study was to find the prevalence of bipolar II disorder among major depressive episode private practice outpatients. Consecutive 578 unipolar and bipolar outpatients were interviewed with Comprehensive Assessment of Symptoms and History structured interview, Montgomery Asberg Depression Rating Scale, and the Global Assessment of Functioning Scale. The prevalence of bipolar II disorder was 43.4%. Bipolar II disorder is common among depressed outpatients.

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