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In early 2011, we conducted a literature search to find evidence-based guidelines, systematic reviews, meta analyses and randomised controlled trials from the last few years, to bridge the gap between the evidence-based summaries we published in 2007 and the present day.  Listed below are the references that met our inclusion criteria:.

  1. Patten S, B, Paris J. The bipolar spectrum – A bridge too far? Canadian Journal of Psychiatry  53 (11) (pp 762-768), 2008  Date of Publication: November 2008.
  2. Usher J, Leucht S, Falkai P, Scherk H. Correlation between amygdala volume and age in bipolar disorder – a systematic review and meta-analysis of structural MRI studies. [Review] [47 refs]. Psychiatry Research. 2010 2010 Apr 30;182(1):1-8.
  3. Mitchell P, B, Goodwin G, M, Johnson G, F, et al. Diagnostic guidelines for bipolar depression: A probabilistic approach. Bipolar Disorders  10 (1 PART 2) (pp 144-152), 2008  Date of Publication: Feb 2008.
  4. Dopamine dysregulation syndrome: Implications for a dopamine hypothesis of bipolar disorder. [References]. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica Vol116(Suppl434), Oct 2007, pp 41-49.
  5. Keck Jr, P, E, Sachs G, S, Vieta E. The evolving paradigm for bipolar disorder. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry  68 (1) (pp 139-150), 2007  Date of Publication: Jan 2007.
  6. Beyer J, L, Young R, Kuchibhatla M, Krishnan K, R, et al. Hyperintense MRI lesions in bipolar disorder: A meta-analysis and review. International Review of Psychiatry  21 (4) (pp 394-409), 2009  Date of Publication: 2009.
  7. Benazzi F. Is there a continuity between bipolar and depressive disorders?. [Review] [109 refs]. Psychotherapy & Psychosomatics. 2007 2007;76(2):70-6.
  8. Arnone D, McIntosh AM, Chandra P, Ebmeier KP. Meta-analysis of magnetic resonance imaging studies of the corpus callosum in bipolar disorder. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. 2008 2008 Nov;118(5):357-62.
  9. Van Snellenberg JX, de Candia T. Meta-analytic evidence for familial coaggregation of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Archives of General Psychiatry. 2009 2009 Jul;66(7):748-55.
  10. Kurtz MM, Gerraty RT. A meta-analytic investigation of neurocognitive deficits in bipolar illness: profile and effects of clinical state. Neuropsychology. 2009 2009 Sep;23(5):551-62..
  11. Bauer M, Beaulieu S, Dunner D, L, Lafer B, Kupka R. Rapid cycling bipolar disorder – Diagnostic concepts. Bipolar Disorders  10 (1 PART 2) (pp 153-162), 2008  Date of Publication: Feb 2008.
  12. Mah L, Zarate Jr CA, Singh J, Duan YF, Luckenbaugh DA, Manji HK, et al. Regional Cerebral Glucose Metabolic Abnormalities in Bipolar II Depression. Biological Psychiatry [serial on the Internet]. 2007; (6): Available from: http://www.mrw.interscience.wiley.com/cochrane/clcentral/articles/205/CN-00712205/frame.html
  13. Benazzi F. Reviewing the diagnostic validity and utility of mixed depression (depressive mixed states). European Psychiatry  23 (1) (pp 40-48), 2008  Date of Publication: Jan 2008.
  14. Colom F, Vieta E. The road to DSM-V. Psychopathology  42 (4) (pp 209-218), 2009  Date of Publication: June 2009.
  15. Weber-Rouget B, Aubry J, -M. Screening for bipolar disorders: A review of the literature. Encephale  36 (1) (pp 570-576), 2009  Date of Publication: January 2009.
  16. Mak A, D, P. A short review on the diagnostic issues of bipolar spectrum disorders in clinically depressed patients – Bipolar II disorder. Hong Kong Journal of Psychiatry  17 (4) (pp 139-144), 2007  Date of Publication: Dec 2007.
  17. Skjelstad D, V, Malt U, F, Holte A. Symptoms and signs of the initial prodrome of bipolar disorder: A systematic review. Journal of Affective Disorders  126 (1-2) (pp 1-13), 2010  Date of Publication: 2010.
  18. Fajutrao L, Locklear J, Priaulx J, Heyes A. A systematic review of the evidence of the burden of bipolar disorder in Europe. Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health  5  , 2009  Article Number: 3  Date of Publication: 23 Jan 2009.
  19. Pacchiarotti I, Mazzarini L, Colom F, Sanchez-Moreno J, Girardi P, Kotzalidis G, et al. Treatment-resistant bipolar depression: Towards a new definition. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica  120 (6) (pp 429-440), 2009  Date of Publication: December 2009.