Bipolar Disorder: From Pathophysiology to Treatment

2021 Juntendo Medical Journal  
Bipolar disorder is a mental disorder that involves a manic or hypomanic state and a depressive state, and was once called manic-depressive disorder and was considered one of the two major mental disorders along with schizophrenia. Major depressive disorder, on the other hand, is a disorder in which only depressive states occur, and the two are sometimes referred to together as "mood disorders. This review will introduce the pathophysiology, diagnosis, epidemiology, and treatment of bipolar disorder, focusing on the current situation in Japan.
doi:10.14789/jmj.jmj21-0026-r fatcat:6jc4zfhxgzg2nnpgzgfufyb5rm