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Differential Diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder Versus Bipolar Disorder: Current Status and Best Clinical Practices.

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Summary of "Differential Diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder Versus Bipolar Disorder: Current Status and Best Clinical Practices."

The purpose of this article is to provide psychiatrists and other health care professionals who treat patients with major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder a set of best practices, tools, and other methods to improve their ability to make a more accurate diagnosis between major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder and to reach this diagnosis sooner, given a particular set of patient-related circumstances and comorbidities.​.

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Name: The Journal of clinical psychiatry
ISSN: 1555-2101
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