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Objectives: Te objective of this article is to discuss the rationale/ background for early intervention in bipolar disorder. Method: Narrative review. Results: There are often significant delays before the diagnosis of bipolar disorder is made and effective management initiated. Growing evidence from both preclinical and clinical literature points to a clear need for improved early identification and early intervention in bipolar disorder. Increasing efforts are being applied to the identification of those at high risk of onset of bipolar disorder. It is hoped that identification of an early prod Rome of illness will allow preventative measures to be taken. Conclusions: There is a clear rationale for improved early identification and early intervention in bipolar disorder.

Original publication

DOI

10.1590/S1516-44462011000600006

Type

Journal article

Journal

Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria

Publication Date

01/10/2011

Volume

33