Depressive mixed state: dimensional versus categorical definitions

  title={Depressive mixed state: dimensional versus categorical definitions},
  author={Franco Benazzi},
  journal={Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry},
BACKGROUND Recently, there has been a rebirth of studies on depressive mixed state (DMX), defined as a major depressive episode (MDE) plus few concurrent hypomanic symptoms. It is still unclear how to best define DMX. The study's aim was to test a categorical versus a dimensional definition of DMX. METHODS Consecutive 260 bipolar II disorder and 173 unipolar MDE outpatients were interviewed with the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV, when presenting for MDE treatment (drug-free… CONTINUE READING


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