Association of rapid mood switching with panic disorder and familial panic risk in familial bipolar disorder.

@article{Mackinnon2003AssociationOR,
  title={Association of rapid mood switching with panic disorder and familial panic risk in familial bipolar disorder.},
  author={Dean F Mackinnon and Peter P. Zandi and Elliot S. Gershon and John J I Nurnberger and J Raymond Depaulo},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={2003},
  volume={160 9},
  pages={1696-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Comorbid bipolar and panic disorders aggregate in families. A phenotypic trait shared by both disorders is the sudden shift in affect observed in panic attacks and some rapid cycling states. The authors investigated whether comorbidity of bipolar disorder and panic disorder is associated with rapid mood switching in families with a high rate of bipolar disorder. METHOD Six hundred six subjects with bipolar disorder from the NIMH Bipolar Disorder Genetics Initiative were included in… CONTINUE READING

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