Diagnostic guidelines for bipolar disorder: a summary of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders Diagnostic Guidelines Task Force Report.


Journal Article

The Diagnostic Guidelines Task Force of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) presents in this document and this special issue a summary of the current nosological status of bipolar illness, a discussion of possible revisions to current DSM-IV and ICD-10 definitions, an examination of the relevant literature, explication of areas of consensus and dissensus, and proposed definitions that might guide clinicians in the most valid approach to diagnosis of these conditions given the current state of our knowledge.

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Cited Authors

  • Ghaemi, SN; Bauer, M; Cassidy, F; Malhi, GS; Mitchell, P; Phelps, J; Vieta, E; Youngstrom, E; ISBD Diagnostic Guidelines Task Force,

Published Date

  • February 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 1 Pt 2

Start / End Page

  • 117 - 128

PubMed ID

  • 18199230

Pubmed Central ID

  • 18199230

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1398-5647

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1399-5618.2007.00556.x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Denmark