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
Date Published2012 Feb
KeywordsBipolar 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 JournalBipolar Disord