Classic Study of the month

Bipolar or unipolar?


The modern founder of the bipolar/unipolar dichotomy revisits the idea


This paper is not a study itself, but rather a brief  two-page summary of fifty years of wisdom.  It bears careful reading. 

The Zurich cohort study

Let’s set the stage.  Jules Angst is a Swiss psychiatrist who has been at the forefront of research in mood illnesses for half a century.  In his youth, he studied at the home of Carl Jung, in addition to being trained by the most prominent mood researchers in Europe.  In the 1950s, he started a prospective outcome study that would be the largest and longest cohort study in mood research.  The Zurich Cohort... 

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PL Reflection

All interpretations are hypotheses, which must be forever tested and revised if unsatisfactory. That’s why a change of mind in a scientist, particularly a great scientist, is not a sign of weakness, but of greatness. 

                                         Ernst Mayr (adapted)

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