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  1. The incidence and onset-age of hospitalized bipolar affective disorder in Finland.

    Article - En anglais

    Background 

    Some studies have indicated that there are wide variations on incidence and prevalence of bipolar disorder in specific populations.

    Methods 

    The occurrence of bipolar affective disorder and the age at onset was studied in both genders among the hospitalized Finnish population.

    Results 

    The annual rate of all hospitalized patients with bipolar disorder was 0.03%. Of these, 2% were under 20 years, 14% under 30 years, 61% under 50 years and 81% under 60 years of age.

    The 1-year incidence was highest in the age group 50-59 years in males and 40-49 years in females.

    Conclusions 

    The low prevalence and incidence of bipolar disorder in Finland may be due to late onset-age.

    Limitation 

    The study is based on hospital-treated bipolar disorder patients.

    Clinical relevance : We have presented previously unreported differences between the age of onset of bipolar disorder in Finland compared with other countries.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble bipolaire, Prévalence, Finlande, Europe, Hospitalisation, Hôpital général, Hôpital psychiatrique, Incidence, Epidémiologie, Age apparition, Santé mentale, Homme, Trouble humeur

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Bipolar disorder, Prevalence, Finland, Europe, Hospitalization, General hospital, Psychiatric hospital, Incidence, Epidemiology, Age of onset, Mental health, Human, Mood disorder

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0134423

    Code Inist : 002B18C07C. Création : 21/07/1998.