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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Although these less severe forms of bipolar disorder may not be as disruptive as bipolar I disorder, it is still important to recognize and treat them in order to break the potential cycle of mood problems leading to substance use, which leads to a worsening of mood symptoms, which in turn may worsen the substance abuse, leading to even worse mood symptoms.
Over three-quarters (76%) reported that bipolar I disorder had decreased their own expectations of success in life.
First sublingual treatment for moderate to severe manic episodes associated with bipolar I disorder, one of the leading causes of disability[1] affecting an estimated 623,000 patients in the UK,[2,3] becomes available today[4]
This new indication for SEROQUEL marks an important milestone in the treatment of bipolar I disorder because it provides patients with another option over the long-term.
In order to qualify for this collection, bi-polar subjects must have been diagnosed with Bipolar I Disorder (DSM IV: 296.
Bipolar I disorder is characterized by the occurrence of one or more manic or mixed episodes and often individuals also have had one or more major depressive episodes.
Suicide completion rates may be as high as 10-15 percent of patients with bipolar I disorder,(19,20) during it one of the most serious and deadly psychiatric illnesses.
Last month, the FDA approved risperidone (Risperdal) as monotherapy or in combination with lithium or valproate for the short-term treatment of acute manic or mixed episodes associated with bipolar I disorder.
Data presented today at the 156th scientific sessions of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), suggest that treatment with the anti-convulsant Lamictal(R) (lamotrigine) protects against depressive symptoms in bipolar I disorder -- commonly known as bipolar depression.
Seven hundred and thirty-one patients in acute manic or mixed episodes of bipolar I disorder received open-label olanzapine for 6-12 weeks.
The prevalence of migraine was higher among patients in the bipolar H disorder group than it was among those with bipolar I disorder.