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Bipolar Disorder : An Environmental and Nutritional Approach to Therapy

The ofcial nomenclature has been codied and dened in the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR, with DSM-V anticipated) [1]. Bipolar I disorder describes a sufferer who experienced distinct periods of severe depression alternating with at least one episode of severe activation or mania, while bipolar II disorder had no distinct mania (see Table 32.1).