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J Clin Psychiatry. 2019 May 14;80(3). pii: ot18043ah2. doi: 10.4088/JCP.ot18043ah2.

Differential Diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder Versus Bipolar Disorder: Current Status and Best Clinical Practices.

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1
Department of Psychiatry & Pharmacology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
2
Mood Disorders Psychopharmacology Unit, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
3
Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
4
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York, USA.
5
Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA.

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to provide psychiatrists and other health care professionals who treat patients with major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder a set of best practices, tools, and other methods to improve their ability to make a more accurate diagnosis between major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder and to reach this diagnosis sooner, given a particular set of patient-related circumstances and comorbidities.​.

PMID:
31091027
DOI:
10.4088/JCP.ot18043ah2
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