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2020 May 21

J Affect Disord


Prevalence and correlates of bipolar spectrum disorders in Singapore: Results from the 2016 Singapore Mental Health Study (SMHS 2016).


Teh W L, Abdin E, Vaingankar J, Shafie S, Chua B Y, Sambasivam R, Zhang Y, Shahwan S, Chang S, Mok Y M, Verma S, Heng D, Subramaniam M, Chong S A
J Affect Disord. 2020 May 21; 274:339-346.
PMID: 32469825.


Prevalence estimates of Bipolar Spectrum Disorders (BSD) remain scant in Southeast Asia. This study aims to investigate the prevalence of BSD, its correlates with sociodemographic factors, and the associations between the BSD subgroups and clinical severity, impairment, and disability in Singapore.