Journal article

Public health significance of bipolar disorder: implications for early intervention and prevention

Philippe Conus, Craig Macneil, Patrick D McGorry

Bipolar Disorders | WILEY | Published : 2014

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Early intervention and preventive strategies have become major targets of research and service development in psychiatry over the last few years. Compared to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder (BD) has received limited attention in this regard. In this paper, we review the available literature in order to explore the public health significance of BD and the extent to which this may justify the development of early intervention strategies for this disorder. METHODS: The main computerized psychiatric literature databases were accessed. This included Medline and PsychInfo, using the following keywords: bipolar, early intervention, staging model, burden, caregiver, public health, and ma..

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Funding Acknowledgements

PC has received an unrestricted grant from Eli Lilly & Co. and Bristol-Myers Squibb; and funding support (honoraria or travel) from Janssen Cilag, Eli Lilly & Co. and, Astra Zeneca; however, he reports no conflict of interest related to this paper. CM has received honoraria and travel grants from AstraZeneca, Eli Lilly & Co., Sanofi-Aventis, and Janssen-Cilag for speaking engagements and attendance of advisory committees; however, he reports no conflict of interest related to this paper. PDM has received an unrestricted grant from Eli Lilly & Co. and from Astra Zeneca; and funding support (honoraria or travel) from Janssen Cilag, Eli Lilly & Co., Astra Zeneca, Pfizer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lundbeck, Roche, Servier, Sanofi, and Novartis; however, he reports no conflict of interest related to this paper.