EKU15: Bipolar Disorder

Nov 23, 2015, 02:57 PM

Bipolar disorder (BPD) is a potentially life long condition characterised by episodes of mania or hypomania, and episodes of depressed mood. The peak age of onset is 15-19 years, and life time prevalence is about 2% of adults. 

This Essential Knowledge Update (EKU15) podcast discusses the recognition, assessment and management (including prescribing of medication) of Bipolar Disorder in adults, children and young people. It also highlights the prevelance of the condition.