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- Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Management of Mixed Mania. González-Pinto, Ana; Aldama, Ana; Mosquera, Fernando; Gómez, Cristina González // CNS Drugs;2007, Vol. 21 Issue 8, p611
The presence of depressive symptomatology during acute mania has been termed mixed mania, dysphoric mania, depressive mania or mixed bipolar disorder. Highly prevalent, mixed mania occurs in at least 30% of bipolar patients. Correct diagnosis is a major challenge. The DSM diagnostic criteria,...
- Spotlight on Quetiapine in Bipolar Depression1. Keating, Gillian M.; Robinson, Dean M. // CNS Drugs;2007, Vol. 21 Issue 8, p695
Quetiapine (Seroquel) is the only atypical antipsychotic approved in the US for use as monotherapy in both bipolar mania and depression, offering potential compliance advantages. Monotherapy with oral quetiapine 300 mg/day is effective in the treatment of patients with bipolar I or II...
- Neuroendocrine Challenge Studies in Puerperal Psychoses: Dexamethasone Suppression and TRH Stimulation. Paykel, E. S.; del Campo, A. Martin; White, W.; Horton, R. // British Journal of Psychiatry;Aug91, Vol. 159, p262
Subjects admitted to hospital with post-partum psychoses were compared with matched normal post-partum controls using two neuroendocrine challenge tests: dexamethasone suppression of cortisol and TRH stimulation of TSH. Post-dexamethasone cortisol levels were significantly elevated. There were...
- Does almost everybody suffer from a bipolar disorder? Patten, Scott B. // Canadian Journal of Psychiatry;Jan2006, Vol. 51 Issue 1, p6
The article comments on the debate about the concept of bipolar spectrum disorders which is receiving adequate attention in psychiatric literature. The author explores the issues that have not gained adequate emphasis in these kind of literature. These issues include: setting appropriate...
- EXPLORATION OF THALBOURNE'S MANIC-EXPERIENCE SCALE. Lester, David // Psychological Reports;Feb2007, Vol. 100 Issue 1, p66
The reliability of a 19-item scale to measure manic experience was explored in 138 undergraduates. Cronbach alpha was .77, and five factors were identified, indicating heterogeneity in the items.
- The Occurrence of Depression Following Mania: A Method of Predicting Vulnerable Cases. Lucas, C.P.; Rigby, J.C.; Lucas, S.B. // British Journal of Psychiatry;May89, Vol. 154, p705
In a retrospective analysis of 100 cases of mania (1981-1985), the incidence of subsequent depression was found to be 30%. Its occurrence was significantly associated with three factors: cyclothymic pre-morbid personality, family history of affective disorder, and past history of depression. By...
- A Partial Form of Lycanthropy with Hair Delusion in a Manic-Depressive Patient. Verdoux, H.; Bourgeois, M. // British Journal of Psychiatry;Nov93, Vol. 163, p684
A 45-year-old man was admitted with a hair growth delusion and depressive symptoms. The delusion persisted for three years and disappeared after a manic episode. This odd delusion has some similarities with lycanthropy.
- The Death of an Entrepreneur: A Systematic Analysis of a Manic Defense. Pollack-Gomolin, Robin // Modern Psychoanalysis;2005, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p1
A 48-year-old man with bipolar disorder was referred for psychoanalysis. Over the course of his treatment, I repeatedly observed that he terminated his associations using different forms of interruption. In the third year of treatment when this dynamic became the central feature of the...
- What is...BIPOLAR DISORDER? West, Caroline // Good Medicine (Australian Consolidated Press);Aug2004, p23
Relates the definition of bipolar disorder, its symptoms and treatment.