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Bipolar affective disorder: advances in genetics and mood-stabilising medication

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  13 June 2014

Daniel C. White
Department of Adult Psychiatry, University College Dublin, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, 62/63 Eccles Street, Dublin 7, Ireland
Brendan D. Kelly
Department of Adult Psychiatry, University College Dublin, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, 62/63 Eccles Street, Dublin 7, Ireland


The lifetime prevalence of bipolar affective disorder is between 1 % and 2%. This educational review paper focuses on two areas of interest and relevance to trainees preparing for the membership examination of the Royal College of Psychiatrists: (a) advances in the genetics of bipolar affective disorder; and (b) mood-stabilising medication in bipolar affective disorder.

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