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More cheerful and elated than average. Possibly ecstatic. Typical of Bipolar I


Unpleasant feelings like sadness/irritability

Episode Specifiers

-w/melancholic features
-w/atypical features
-w/catatonic features
-w/postpartum onset

Course Specifiers

-rapid cycling
-w/ or w/o full interepisode recovery

Major Depressive Episode Symptoms

-Must have 5 of 9 during two week period
-depressed, sad, weight loss, insomnia, hypersomnia, agitation, fatigue, feelings of worthlessness, diminished ability to think, recurrent thoughts of death, diminished interest in pleasurable activities
-Change in level of functioning
-Depressed Mood

Manic Episode

-Elevated or irritable mood for a week (or any length if hospitalization is necessary)
-3 or more symptoms to a significant degree
-Not "mixed"
-Marked impairment
-Not due to GMC or substance

Hypomanic Episode

-Elevated/irritable mood for 4 days
-3 or more symptoms to a significant degree
-Changes in functioning that are observable to others
-Not severe enough for hospitalization/marked impairment
-Not due to GMC or substance

Mixed Episode

-Criteria met for both manic and major depressive episode (except duration) for almost EVERY day for at least one week
-Marked impairment
-Not due to GMC/substance

Major Depressive Disorder

-Presence of 1 or more depressive episodes
-No history of manic/mixed/hypomanic
-Onset: mid-20's, and more often in women

Dual Depression

Meets criteria for dysthymia and major depressive disorder

Comorbidity and Depression

-25% of patients also have panic disorder
-Med conditions: hypothyrodism, malignancy, brain lesion, parkinsons, stroke
-Hard to diagnose personality disorders
-Substance abuse can have same symptoms

Depression and Sleep

-Reduced continuity
-Increased wakefulness
-Increased REM

Cross-cultural Symptoms of Depression

-dysphoria, lack of energy, and loss of interest

Culture Specific Symptoms of Depression

-Guilt (West)
-Headaches (Latino)
-Tiredness and imbalance (Asian countries)
**Some groups somaticize and others psychologize

Depression and Age

-Kids are irritable and somaticize
-Older adults may experience pseudo-dementia

Dysthymic Disorder Dx Criteria

-Depressed mood present most of the time for 2 years in adults, 1 year in children
-2 out of 6 depression symptoms (overeating, no appetite, fatigue, lack of sleep, sleeping too much, poor self esteem, lack of interest, hopelessness)
-Not severe enough to be MDD

Dysthymic Specifiers

-Early onset (before 21)
-Late onset (after 21)
-Atypical features

Depression and Differential Dx

-MDD or Dysthymia?
-Substance abuse
-Mood disorder due to GMC
-Could be personality disorder comorbidity

Bipolar I Disorder

-One or more manic episodes and maybe depressive episodes
*High suicide rate

Bipolar II Disorder

-One or more major depressive episodes and at least one hypomanic episode
*High suicide rate

Rapid Cyclers

-Less than 15%
-4 to 8 mood episodes in one year

Differential Dx of Bipolar

-I, II, or Cycolthymia
-Due to GMC
-Substance abuse
-Hypomanic, manic, major depressive

Comorbidity and Bipolar

-High level of comorbidity
-Anxiety disorders
-Substance use disorder
-Personality disorders

Cyclothymic Disorder

-Not as intense as bipolar
-Dramatic/recurrent mood shifts
-Hypomania with mild depressive episodes
-Chronic (2yrs +)
-They may feel productive but others call them moody

Charlie Sheen Differential Dx

-Manic episode
-Bipolar I
-Mixed episode
-Substance abuse

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