The duration of hypomania in bipolar-II disorder in private practice: methodology and validation.

@article{Benazzi2006TheDO,
  title={The duration of hypomania in bipolar-II disorder in private practice: methodology and validation.},
  author={Franco Benazzi and Hagop Souren Akiskal},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2006},
  volume={96 3},
  pages={189-96}
}
BACKGROUND DSM-IV 4-day minimum hypomania duration is not evidence-based. Epidemiologic data suggest that briefer hypomanias are prevalent in the community. We sought to find out the relative prevalence of short (2-3 days) versus long (>/=4 days) hypomanias in private practice. METHODS 206 bipolar-II (BP-II) depressed outpatients (group B) and a group of 140 remitted BP-II (group R) were assessed with the DSM-IV Structured Clinical Interview, as modified by the authors. BP-II with short vs… CONTINUE READING

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