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Bipolar disorder: an update

Kim Outhoff
South African Family Practice | Vol 59, No 4 : July/August| a4710 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/safp.v59i4.4710 | ©
Submitted: 05 July 2017 | Published:

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Kim Outhoff, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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Abstract

Bipolar disorder, characterised by alternating discrete episodes of (hypo)mania and depression, provides unique diagnostic and treatment challenges. Updated diagnostic (DSM-5) and current pharmacological treatment recommendations are briefly reviewed here.

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Bipolar disorder; diagnosis; evidence-based pharmacotherapy

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