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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Predominant recurrence polarity among 928 adult international bipolar I disorder patients.
However, these alcohol-induced manic symptoms generally occur only during active alcohol intoxication, which makes them fairly easy to differentiate from mania associated with bipolar I disorder.
At a reevaluation within 1 year, 43% had bipolar II disorder, 3% had bipolar I disorder, and 13% had bipolar disorder not otherwise specified.
Additionally, bipolar II disorder may be more likely than bipolar I disorder to go unrecognized because the hypomania characteristic of bipolar II disorder, although much more common than classic pure mania, is also more difficult to identify and diagnose.
This collection will be made up of samples from individuals who have been diagnosed with Bipolar I Disorder (DSM IV: 296.
Age transitions in the course of bipolar I disorder.
To diagnose bipolar I disorder in an adolescent, the adolescent must meet DSM-IV-TR criteria.
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.
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.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Zyprexa(R) (olanzapine) for use in combination with lithium or valproate (Depakote(R), Abbott) for the treatment of acute manic episodes associated with bipolar I disorder.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved risperidone for the short-term treatment of acute manic or mixed episodes associated with bipolar I disorder, making it one of several approvals last year for a bipolar indication.