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Type: Journal article
Title: Bipolar I and II disorders in a random and representative Australian population
Author: Goldney, R.
Fisher, L.
DalGrande, E.
Taylor, A.
Hawthorne, G.
Citation: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 2005; 39(8):726-729
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Asia
Issue Date: 2005
ISSN: 0004-8674
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Robert D. Goldney, Laura J. Fisher, Eleonora Dal Grande, Anne W. Taylor, Graeme Hawthorne
Abstract: 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.
Keywords: Humans
Social Behavior
Bipolar Disorder
Health Status
Middle Aged
Surveys and Questionnaires
Description: The definitive version is available at
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1614.2005.01657.x
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