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Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder in the US and UK

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

reference bookWe hear a great deal about the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, version IV (DSM-IV) and revision DSM-V which is due to be released in May 2013. What we tend to hear less about in the United States are the World Health Organization’s ICD-10 Classification of Mental and Behavioural Disorders and any sort of official treatment guidelines.

In this post, I highlight some of the differences between DSM and ICD and let you know where you can find treatment guidelines for bipolar disorder published in the US and UK, so you can check them out for yourself.


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Candida Fink, M.D. and Joe Kraynak are authors of
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