depressive mania

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depressive mania

A rarely used term, of uncertain validity in the working medical parlance, described by Emil Kraepelin (1856–1926) as a bipolar mixed state characterised by the flight of ideas accompanied gross motor overactivity and anxiety.
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Kraepelin described a total of 6 types of mixed states (depressive or anxious mania, excited depression, mania with thought poverty, manic stupor, depression with flight of ideas, and inhibited mania) and pure depression.
6) Three of the mixed-state subtypes he described are especially relevant today: (1) depression with flight of ideas, (2) excited or agitated depression, and (3) depressive or anxious mania.