Major depressive episodes with hypomanic symptoms are common among depressed outpatients.

@article{Benazzi2001MajorDE,
  title={Major depressive episodes with hypomanic symptoms are common among depressed outpatients.},
  author={Franco Benazzi},
  journal={Comprehensive psychiatry},
  year={2001},
  volume={42 2},
  pages={139-43}
}
Depressive mixed states (major depressive episodes [MDE] with some hypomanic symptoms) are not classified in DSM-IV. The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence of depressive mixed states in depressed outpatients, and to compare bipolar II with unipolar depressive mixed states. Seventy consecutive bipolar II and unipolar depressed outpatients were interviewed using the DSM-IV Structured Clinical Interview (SCID). At least one hypomanic symptom was present in 90% of patients… CONTINUE READING

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