Bipolar I Disorder
Diagnostic Criteria for Bipolar I Disorder
- A person experiences a current or recent episode that is manic, hypomanic, mixed, or depressed.
- Unless this is a first single manic episode there has been at least one manic, mixed, hypomanic, or depressive episode.
- Another disorder does not better explain the episode.
Many of the specifiers used to describe mood disorders may be applicable for Bipolar I disorder.
These criteria are excerpts from
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, DSM-IV,
© 1994, American Psychiatric Association.
Modified July 30, 2005