(4) The disorder is such that a manic phase may only last a few hours at a time.
(4) That is, the episode can proceed as a few hours of mania every day for at least one week.
Most recently in a manic episode with at least one previous major depressive episode, manic episode, or mixed episode 4.
Most recently a mixed episode with at least one previous major depressive episode, manic episode, or mixed episode.
Due to the different mood phases, which the patient may experience, the DSM-IV (diagnostic manual of American Psychologists) has categorized two different types of bipolar disorder, I and II.
Bipolar I is characterized as any one of the following variations: 1.
Many twin studies have been performed which have shown a predominance of bipolar disorder among monozygotic (identical) and dizygotic (fraternal) twins, with a greater chance of inheritance in monozygotic twins.
Other studies have shown that bipolar patients often have a family history of both bipolar and unipolar disorder. In this disorder, patients experience episodes of both depression and full-blown mania, normally in a somewhat ...
(1, 2) Bipolar disorder is also not an illness that remedies itself over time; people affected with manic depression are manic-depressives for their entire lives.
(2, 3) For this reason, researchers have been struggling to, first, more quickly diagnose the onset of bipolar disorder in a patient and, second, to more effectively treat it.