Searching for behavioral indicators of bipolar II in patients presenting with major depressive episodes: the "red sign," the "rule of three" and other biographic signs of temperamental extravagance, activation and hypomania.

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BACKGROUND Since 1977, the work of the author has shown the primacy of behavioral activation, flamboyance, and extravagance in detecting hypomania, the historical hallmark of cyclothymic and the broader spectrum of bipolar II (BP-II) disorders. In other words, the soft spectrum is more likely to declare itself in behavioral rather than mood disturbances… (More)

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@article{Akiskal2005SearchingFB, title={Searching for behavioral indicators of bipolar II in patients presenting with major depressive episodes: the "red sign," the "rule of three" and other biographic signs of temperamental extravagance, activation and hypomania.}, author={Hagop Souren Akiskal}, journal={Journal of affective disorders}, year={2005}, volume={84 2-3}, pages={279-90} }