Bipolar Disorder

A. S. Young, M. A. Fristad

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Bipolar spectrum disorders (bipolar I disorder, bipolar II disorder, cyclothymic disorder, and other specified bipolar and related disorder) are impairing disorders characterized by periods (episodes) of euphoria and/or intense irritability and periods of depression and/or irritability. Bipolar spectrum disorders affect both children and adults cross-culturally and are associated with impaired cognitive, social, and occupational functioning. This article briefly describes the prevalence, presentation, assessment, and treatment of bipolar spectrum disorders in children and adults.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Mental Health
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780123970459
ISBN (Print)9780123977533
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Atypical antipsychotics
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Bipolar spectrum disorder
  • Cyclothymic disorder
  • Diagnosis
  • Manic episode
  • Mood stabilizers
  • Other specified bipolar and related disorder
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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