Risk for bipolar illness in patients initially hospitalized for unipolar depression.

@article{Goldberg2001RiskFB,
  title={Risk for bipolar illness in patients initially hospitalized for unipolar depression.},
  author={Joseph F Goldberg and Martin Harrow and Joyce E Whiteside},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={2001},
  volume={158 8},
  pages={1265-70}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the risk for subsequent development of mania or hypomania, the authors conducted a 15-year prospective follow-up study of a large, young cohort of patients originally hospitalized for unipolar major depression. METHOD Patients who were hospitalized for unipolar major depression (N=74; mean age=23.0 years, SD=3.8) were assessed prospectively as inpatients and then followed up five times over 15 years, at approximately 2, 5, 8, 11, and 15 years after discharge. Manic or… CONTINUE READING

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