Bipolar affective disorder

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Bipolar affective disorder Causes There are a number of different opinions about the underlying cause of Bipolar Affective Disorder but risk factors include:- Genetics o 10-20% of patients with Bipolar Affective Disorder have a close relative with the condition o Twin studies claim a 40% risk of developing Bipolar disorder if a monozygotic twin has the condition Neuroendocrine abnormalities such as hypocortisolaemia and increased aldosterone section have been suggested Family background and environmental factors o Negative experiences in childhood development can trigger Bipolar Affective Disorder in later life o Severe stress or Traumatic life event o Post-partum stress Epidemiology Lifetime prevalence for Type 1 Bipolar affective Disorder ? 1%, lifetime prevalence for Type 2 Bipolar affective Disorder ? 2%. Male:female prevalence ratio 3:2. Peak age of onset is early adulthood between 18-25. Greater prevalence in higher Socio-Economic Classes. Diagnosis
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