Health-related quality of life in bipolar disorder.

TitleHealth-related quality of life in bipolar disorder.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsIsHak, WW, Brown K, Aye SS, Kahloon M, Mobaraki S, Hanna R
JournalBipolar disorders
Volume14
Issue1
Pagination6-18
Date Published2012 Feb
ISSN1399-5618
KeywordsBipolar disorder, Health Status, Humans, Quality of Life
Abstract

Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) refers to an individual's overall sense of wellbeing, and subjective physical, psychological, and social functioning. HRQOL is significantly affected in patients with bipolar disorder (BD), a chronic affective disorder characterized by mood fluctuations, sleep and cognitive impairment, and impact on inter-personal relationships, all of which contribute to HRQOL impairment. This article reviews the relevant literature on the potential causes and magnitude of HRQOL impairment in BD and role of treatment interventions in restoring HRQOL in this patient population.

DOI10.1111/j.1399-5618.2011.00969.x
Alternate JournalBipolar Disord