DSM-5-defined 'mixed features' and Benazzi's mixed depression: which is practically useful to discriminate bipolar disorder from unipolar depression in patients with depression?

@article{Takeshima2015DSM5definedF,
  title={DSM-5-defined 'mixed features' and Benazzi's mixed depression: which is practically useful to discriminate bipolar disorder from unipolar depression in patients with depression?},
  author={Minoru Takeshima and Takashi Oka},
  journal={Psychiatry and clinical neurosciences},
  year={2015},
  volume={69 2},
  pages={109-16}
}
AIMS Irritability, psychomotor agitation, and distractibility in a major depressive episode (MDE) should not be counted as manic/hypomanic symptoms of DSM-5-defined mixed features; however, this remains controversial. The practical usefulness of this definition in discriminating bipolar disorder (BP) from major depressive disorder (MDD) in patients with depression was compared with that of Benazzi's mixed depression, which includes these symptoms. METHODS The prevalence of both definitions of… CONTINUE READING
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