A comprehensive analysis of features that suggest bipolarity in patients with a major depressive episode: which is the best combination to predict soft bipolarity diagnosis?

@article{Takeshima2013ACA,
  title={A comprehensive analysis of features that suggest bipolarity in patients with a major depressive episode: which is the best combination to predict soft bipolarity diagnosis?},
  author={Minoru Takeshima and Takashi Oka},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2013},
  volume={147 1-3},
  pages={
          150-5
        }
}
BACKGROUND The study aimed to identify specific predictors of soft bipolarity (bipolar II disorder or bipolar disorder not otherwise specified) in depressed patients and to evaluate the global predictive performance of combinations of these predictors. METHODS Subjects included 199 patients with a major depressive episode (MDE) due to soft bipolarity or major depressive disorder. Independent predictors of soft bipolar diagnosis were extracted from 12 previously proposed bipolar features using… CONTINUE READING
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