Kadınlarda Bipolar Bozukluk

Kesebir, Sermin; İnanç, Leman; Hazal Bezgin, Çiğdem; Cengiz, Fatma
March 2013
Current Approaches in Psychiatry / Psikiyatride Guncel Yaklasiml;2013, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p220
Academic Journal
The research on gender's role in bipolar disorders has drawn significant interest recently. The presentation and course of bipolar disorder differs between women and men. Women experience depressive episodes, dysphoric mood, mixed states, rapid cycling and seasonal patterns more often than men. Comorbidity, particularly thyroid disease, migraine, obesity, and anxiety disorders laso occur more frequently in women than men. On the other hand men with bipolar disorder are also more likely than women to have problems with drug or alcohol abuse. The pregnancy and postpartum period is a time of high risk for onset and recurrence of bipolar disorder in women.


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