Hypomania in clinical practice

Smith, D.J. and Ghaemi, S.N. (2006) Hypomania in clinical practice. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 12(2), pp. 110-120. (doi:10.1192/apt.12.2.110)

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Recent work suggests that a broad clinical spectrum of bipolar disorder is more common than previously thought and that the disorder may affect up to 5% of the population. The correct definition and diagnosis of hypomania is central to the identification of bipolar disorder. In this review we focus on recent diagnostic and clinical advances relating to bipolar disorder, with particular reference to hypomanic states. We also highlight some of the controversies in this field and discuss ways in which clinicians might improve their detection of bipolar disorders.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Smith, Professor Daniel
Authors: Smith, D.J., and Ghaemi, S.N.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Journal Name:Advances in Psychiatric Treatment
ISSN (Online):1472-1481

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