bipolar I disorder

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bipolar I disorder

1. an affective disorder characterized by the occurrence of alternating (for example, mixed, manic, and major depressive) episodes.
2. a DSM diagnosis is established when the specified criteria are met.

bipolar disorder

Bipolar disease, bipolar illness, manic-depressive disease/illness, manic depression Psychiatry A condition characterized by episodic mania-euphoria, alternating with bouts of depression, which affects 1% of the general population; BD first appears by age 30;12 of Pts have 2-3 episodes during life, each from 4-13 months in duration Clinical Mood swings in BD may be dramatic and rapid, but more often are gradual; manic episodes are characterized by disordered thought, judgment, and social behavior, unwise business or financial decisions may be made when an individual is in a manic phase Treatment Lithium; if manic episode is unresponsive, electroconvulsive therapy may be effective
Bipolar disorder
Bipolar I disorder
is characterized by a occurrence of one or more manic episodes or mixed episodes, and one or more major depressive episodes, and an absence of episodes better accounted for by schizoaffective, delusional, or psychotic disorders
Bipolar II disorder
Recurrent major depressive episodes with hypomanic episodes Bipolar II is characterized by one or more major depressive episodes, one or more hypomanic episodes, and an absence of manic or mixed episodes or other episodes better accounted for by schizoaffective, delusional, or psychotic disorders
Famous manic-depressives: Paul Gauguin, Ernest Hemingway, Herman Hesse, Gustav Mahler, Edgar Allan Poe, Franz Schubert, Mark Twain, Vincent van Gogh, Tennessee Williams, Virginia Woolf.
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A similar pattern of cognitive deficits is observed in euthymic bipolar I and bipolar II patients, according to a German study of cognition in the two subtypes.
adult population has subthreshold bipolar disorder, on top of the 2% who have symptoms that meet DSM-IV criteria for bipolar I and II disorder, Ronald C.
Bipolar I disorder is characterized by the occurrence of one or more manic or mixed episodes and often individuals have also had one or more major depressive episodes; in bipolar II disorder, a person experiences hypomania (a milder form of mania with less severe symptoms) and has a history of a major depressive episode.
This level of impairment was very similar to that reported by people who met the definition for classic bipolar I or II disorder.
Patients with bipolar I illness had significantly lower choline levels in the left caudate region of the brain, compared with patients with bipolar II illness and bipolar illness not otherwise specified (BP-NOS).
In contrast, bipolar I includes more severe, often incapacitating periods of mania that include hallucinations or delusions.
For example, the researchers found that patients who had bipolar I illness had significantly lower choline levels in the left caudate region of the brain, compared with patients diagnosed with bipolar II illness and bipolar illness not otherwise specified (BP-NOS).
With bipolar I disorder, a person must have experienced at least one episode of mania; in bipolar II disorder, a person experiences hypomania (a milder form of mania with less severe symptoms) and depression, but no mania.
a privately held human biobank based in the San Diego area, today announced the launch of its new PrecisionMed Sample Bank collection of DNA, RNA, plasma, serum and urine from 200 subjects with Bipolar I Disorder and 200 matched controls.
Overall, the registry's bipolar disorder population had a mean age of 53 years and was 89% male and 71% white; 84% had bipolar I disorder.
In the first randomized double-blind comparison of the efficacy and safety of Zyprexa and lithium in the prevention of bipolar episode relapse, patients diagnosed with bipolar I disorder, who had at least two manic or mixed episodes within six years and a YMRS total score greater than or equal to 20, received open label combination therapy of Zyprexa and lithium for six to 12 weeks.