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Distinctions between bipolar and unipolar depression

Amy K. Cuellar, Sheri L. Johnson, Ray Winters
Psychiatria 2006;3(1):27-53.

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Vol 3, No 1 (2006)
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Published online: 2006-03-23

Abstract

This is a review of the studies comparing unipolar and bipolar depression, with focus on the course, symptomatology, neurobiology, and psychosocial literatures. These are reviewed with one question in mind: does the evidence support diagnosing bipolar and unipolar depressions as the same disorder or different? The current nomenclature of bipolar and unipolar disorders has resulted in research that compares these disorders as a whole, without considering depression separately from mania within bipolar disorder. Future research should investigate two broad categories of depression and mania as separate disease processes that are highly comorbid.

Abstract

This is a review of the studies comparing unipolar and bipolar depression, with focus on the course, symptomatology, neurobiology, and psychosocial literatures. These are reviewed with one question in mind: does the evidence support diagnosing bipolar and unipolar depressions as the same disorder or different? The current nomenclature of bipolar and unipolar disorders has resulted in research that compares these disorders as a whole, without considering depression separately from mania within bipolar disorder. Future research should investigate two broad categories of depression and mania as separate disease processes that are highly comorbid.
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Keywords

bipolar disorder; major depression; diagnostic; nomenclature

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Title

Distinctions between bipolar and unipolar depression

Journal

Psychiatria (Psychiatry)

Issue

Vol 3, No 1 (2006)

Article type

Other materials agreed with the Editors

Pages

27-53

Published online

2006-03-23

Bibliographic record

Psychiatria 2006;3(1):27-53.

Keywords

bipolar disorder
major depression
diagnostic
nomenclature

Authors

Amy K. Cuellar
Sheri L. Johnson
Ray Winters

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