DSM-5: Bipolar Disorders

There are only a few major changes to the DSM-5 Bipolar and Related Disorders chapter, and new specifiers of “anxious distress” and “with mixed features” have been added.

Other Specified Bipolar and Related Disorder: new sub-threshold type of Bipolar Disorder for those who do not have enough symptoms or duration to fulfill the criteria for hypomania.

 

By Dr. Terra Caudill, MD, MS