Article Summary on Bipolar Disorder

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Article Summary on Bipolar Disorder
In recent years, the subject of bipolarity has emerged as one of the most interesting and controversial topics in medicine. The following discussion, therefore, presents a brief summary of the journal article entitled The Emergence of the Bipolar Spectrum: Validation Along Clinical-Epidemiologic and Familial-Genetic Lines by Hagop S. Akiskal, MD.
Overview
Bipolar disorder has been the focus of contentious debate for many years. According to Akiskal, part of the problem concerns the fact that the true breadth of bipolar disorder is not represented in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV). As a result, recent developments have encouraged researchers and...
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.....orous studies to demonstrate the efficacy of mood stabilizer augmentation in such patients" (Akiskal, 2008, p. 114).
Conclusion
The current discussion has presented a brief summary of the journal article entitled The Emergence of the Bipolar Spectrum: Validation Along Clinical-Epidemiologic and Familial-Genetic Lines by Hagop S. Akiskal, MD. As shown, this complex subject demands consideration for the historical origins, understanding of the bipolar spectrum, epidemiological and genetic considerations, as well as high-risk studies and clinical considerations.
REFERENCES
Akiskal, H.S. (2008). The Emergence of the Bipolar Spectrum:
Validation Along Clinical-Epidemiologic and Familial-Genetic Lines. Psychopharmacology Bulletin, 40 (4), 99-115.