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The profile of bipolar disorder types I and II: an epidemiological study

Patricia Maria da Silva Rodrigues, Maria Cicera dos Santos de Albuquerque, Sabrina Joany Felizardo Neves, Flaviane Maria Pereira Belo, Gabriella de Araújo Gama, Valfrido Leão de Melo Neto


Problem: Bipolar disorder affects about 60 million people worldwide, making it an important health problem. Aim: to determine the prevalence of bipolar disorder I and II and to correlate it with sociodemographic factors, mental disorders, suicide risk, and quality of life. Method: This is an observational, descriptive, cross-sectional and epidemiological study to be carried out in the Benedito Bentes neighborhood, Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil. The probabilistic sample, randomized by clusters, was composed of 894 people. Primary data were obtained through face-to-face interviews. A descriptive analysis was performed and Pearson's Chi-square association and Student's T tests were applied. The research was approved by the Research Ethics Committee of the Federal University of Alagoas (Opinion number 608.613). Expected results: the knowledge of the prevalence of bipolar disorder I and II, its comorbidities and influence on quality of life in the sample investigated.


Bipolar Disorder;Epidemiology;Mental Disorders;Nursing


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