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|Bipolar I and II disorders in a random and representative Australian population
|Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 2005; 39(8):726-729
|Blackwell Publishing Asia
|Robert D. Goldney, Laura J. Fisher, Eleonora Dal Grande, Anne W. Taylor, Graeme Hawthorne
|Objective: To assess the prevalence of bipolar I and II disorders in an Australian population. Method: The Mood Disorder Questionnaire (MDQ) was administered to 3015 respondents in a random and representative sample in South Australia. Health status, quality of life and demographic data were also collected. Results: There was a 2.5% lifetime prevalence of bipolar I and II disorders delineated by the MDQ. Those people had a significantly greater use of services and a poorer health status and quality of life than those who were MDQ-negative. Conclusions: These results in an Australian population are consistent with other international studies showing a greater prevalence of bipolar disorders than hitherto appreciated.
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