Difference between revisions of "Bipolar disorder"

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==Clinical Features==
 
==Clinical Features==
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===Manic Episode===
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*abnormally and persistently elevated, expansive, or irritable mood lasting at least 1 week
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*at least 3 of the following symptoms (4 if only irritable)
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**inflated self esteem or grandiosity
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**decreased need for sleep
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**more talkative/pressured speech
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**flight of ideas/racing thoughts
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**easily distractible
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**increase in goal-directed activity or psychomotor agitation
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**involvement in high pleasure, high risk activities
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***gambling, shopping sprees, sexual indiscretions
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*sufficient to cause impairment in functioning, relationships, or hospitalization
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*not as a result of substance abuse or medical condition (e.g. hyperthyroid)
  
 
==Differential Diagnosis==
 
==Differential Diagnosis==

Revision as of 23:49, 2 September 2015

Background

  • mental disorder characterized by periods of elevated moods and periods of depression
  • spectrum of disorders including Bipolar Type I, Bipolar Type II, and Bipolar NOS

Clinical Features

Manic Episode

  • abnormally and persistently elevated, expansive, or irritable mood lasting at least 1 week
  • at least 3 of the following symptoms (4 if only irritable)
    • inflated self esteem or grandiosity
    • decreased need for sleep
    • more talkative/pressured speech
    • flight of ideas/racing thoughts
    • easily distractible
    • increase in goal-directed activity or psychomotor agitation
    • involvement in high pleasure, high risk activities
      • gambling, shopping sprees, sexual indiscretions
  • sufficient to cause impairment in functioning, relationships, or hospitalization
  • not as a result of substance abuse or medical condition (e.g. hyperthyroid)

Differential Diagnosis

General Psychiatric

Diagnosis

Management

Disposition

See Also

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