Signs and symptoms of acute mania: a factor analysis

  title={Signs and symptoms of acute mania: a factor analysis},
  author={Raveen Hanwella and Varuni de Silva},
  booktitle={BMC psychiatry},
BACKGROUND The major diagnostic classifications consider mania as a uni-dimensional illness. Factor analytic studies of acute mania are fewer compared to schizophrenia and depression. Evidence from factor analysis suggests more categories or subtypes than what is included in the classification systems. Studies have found that these factors can predict differences in treatment response and prognosis. METHODS The sample included 131 patients consecutively admitted to an acute psychiatry unit… CONTINUE READING
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