Bipolar I disorder

Bipolar I disorder

Bipolar I disorder is a mood disorder that is characterized by at least one manic or mixed episode. There may be episodes of hypomania or major depression as well. It is a sub-diagnosis of bipolar disorder, and conforms to the classic concept of manic-depressive illness.Fact|date=November 2007

DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria

The essential feature of bipolar I disorder is a clinical course that is characterized by the occurrence of one or more manic episodes or mixed episodes. Often individuals have also had one or more major depressive episodes. Episodes of substance-induced mood disorder (due to the direct effects of a medication, or other somatic treatments for depression, a drug of abuse, or toxin exposure) or of mood disorder due to a general medical condition do not count toward a diagnosis of bipolar I disorder. In addition, the episodes are not better accounted for by schizoaffective disorder and are not superimposed on schizophrenia, schizophreniform disorder, delusional disorder, or psychotic disorder not otherwise specified.

General diagnosis codes DSM-IV-TR

ICD-10 diagnostic criteria

See also

* Bipolar disorder
* Bipolar II
* Detailed listing of DSM-IV-TR bipolar disorder diagnostics codes
* Borderline personality disorder
* List of people believed to have been affected by bipolar disorder
* Bipolar spectrum
* Seasonal affective disorder
* Oppositional defiance disorder
* Emotional dysregulation
* Creativity and bipolar disorder
* Bipolar disorders research

Resources

International Society for Bipolar Disorders

External links

* Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, 1994 (DSM-IV).
* [http://bipolarmothers.com Bipolar Mothers]
* [http://thesecretlifeofamanicdepressive.wordpress.com The Symptoms of Bipolar I disorder as described by a sufferer of Bipolar I]

References

* American Psychiatric Association, 1400 K Street NW, Suite 1101, Washington, DC 20005-2403 USA.

* [http://www.dbsalliance.org BipolarSupportAlliance.org]
* [http://www.cirp.org/library/ethics/UN-medical-ethics/ United Nations Principles of Medical Ethics]


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