PTSD & Trauma In Bipolar Disorder

Contributed by: Mauricio Tohen, MD, DrPH, MBA

Ask the Expert | April 19, 2017

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What role can trauma or PTSD play in bipolar disorder diagnosis? The prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in patients with bipolar disorder is higher than in the general population.1 It has been estimated that 16% (as reported for a weighted mean of 8 studies, representing 1214 patients)1 to >40% (as self-reported in a large,…

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