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Maurizio Pompili, Marco Innamorati, Enrica De Simoni, Ilaria Falcone, Gaspare Palmieri, Laura Sapienza & Roberto Tatarelli

In: Suicidal Behaviour: Assessment of People-at-Risk

Chapter 12: Suicide Risk in Bipolar Disorder

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Suicide Risk in Bipolar Disorder
Suicide risk in bipolar disorder
MaurizioPompili, MarcoInnamorati, EnricaDe Simoni, IlariaFalcone, GasparePalmieri, LauraSapienza and RobertoTatarelli

Bipolar disorders (BD) are of particular public health significance as they are prevalent, severe and disabling. A review of the literature, published between 1988 and 2002, indicated that the lifetime prevalence rate of DSM-III or DSM-III-R diagnosed bipolar I (BD-I) and bipolar II (BD-II) in the population of the United States, the Netherlands and Hungary was 0.8–3.0, 0.2–2.0, and 4.4–15.8, respectively (Rihmer and Angst, 2005). Miklowitz and Johnson (2006), using data from the National Comorbidity Survey replication, estimated a lifetime prevalence rate of 3.9 percent for BD-I and BD-II (Kessler et al., 2005). However, prevalence of BDs much depends on the different criteria for diagnosis used in the ...

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