An international task force of experts in the diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder was recently convened to address concerns about DSM-5 criteria, particularly the definitions of manic episodes. The DSM’s duration criteria is an area of concern.
David N. Osser, MD
The evidence is clear: bipolar disorder is frequently both underdiagnosed and overdiagnosed.
Current estimates are that 4% to 5% of the population is at risk for a disorder on the bipolar spectrum. Among the patients of that spectrum are those with a disturbance of temperament in the direction of hypomania.
With a combined 70+ years of clinical experience, the authors discuss scenarios that represent two possible outcomes of discontinuing serotonergic antidepressants.
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Dr David Osser has chosen as one of the Top Papers of the Year a meta-analysis on second generation antipsychotics and the effects of these agents on patients with schizophrenia.