Health-related quality of life in bipolar disorder.
|Title||Health-related quality of life in bipolar disorder.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Authors||IsHak, WW, Brown K, Aye SS, Kahloon M, Mobaraki S, Hanna R|
|Date Published||2012 Feb|
|Keywords||Bipolar disorder, Health Status, Humans, Quality of Life|
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.
|Alternate Journal||Bipolar Disord|