Bipolar Disorder: Open Access

Bipolar Disorder: Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2472-1077

Luis Gutiérrez Rojas

  • Short Commentary
    Clinical Utility of the Predominant Polarity in Bipolar Disorder Patients
    Author(s): Luis Gutiérrez RojasLuis Gutiérrez Rojas

    Introduction: Current classification of bipolar disorder (BD) in type I or type II may be of little use in routine clinical practice to provide information on relevance epidemiological and clinical variables. New complementary coders like the predominant polarity (PP), which is defined as a clear tendency in the patient to present relapses in the manic polarity predominance (MPP) or in the depressive polarity predominance (DPP) along the disease may be important to develop clinical and pharmacological strategies to prevent any kind of relapse. Objectives: To define the concept of PP and the epidemiological and clinical variables associated with the PP in order to know the clinical implications of that specific diagnosis factor. Methods: We realized a systematic review in the principal medical databases (until June 201.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2472-1077.1000122

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