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Soft Bipolar Depression Progress in China
Object: To introduce soft bipolar progress in China. Methods: We introduced soft bipolar concept into Chinese psychiatry and some studies about soft bipolar had been carried out by Chinese psychiatrist according to our soft bipolar criteria. Results: These studies include as following: 1) the proportion of bipolar disorder with depressive episode for the first time; 2) unipolar depression and bipolar depression compared in psychopathology; 3) the difference in personality and temperament between unipolar and bipolar; 4) family history of bipolar disorder; 5) antidepressants and soft bipolar. All these were used for establishing Chinese advising diagnostic criteria of soft bipolar disorder. It indicated that concept of soft bipolar was not only receipted, but also studied. Conclusion: Some progress of soft bipolar in China has been done.
Soft Bipolar, Psychopathology, Family History, Personality, Diagnostic Criteria.
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