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What is a cyclothymic disorder?
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A form of bipolar disorder with periods of hypomanic episodes and depressive episodes that don't meet the full criteria for major depressive episodes.
What is the difference between bipolar I and bipolar II disorders?
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Bipolar I is characterized by major depressive, manic or mixed episodes. Bipolar II is characterized by periods of major depression and hypomania.
_______ is an abnormally and persistently elevated, expansive, or irritable mood for at least a week.
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Mania
Exaggerated feelings of well-bring are referred to as ?
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Euphoria
_______ is a component of mania characterized by an inappropriate lack if restraint in expressing one's feelings and frequently overvaluing one's importance and expressing extreme enthusiasm for various social interactions.
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Expansive mood
Manic episodes can consist of alterations between euphoria and irritability, this is referred to as?
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Lability of mood
A decreased logical connection between thoughts (commonly seen in patients with mania), is referred to as?
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A flight of ideas
What is a mixed episode in relation to bi-polar disorder?
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A mood disturbance that meets the criteria for both a manic and depressive episode that is present for at least a week. Usually characterized by high anxiety, agitation and irritability.
How is a manic episode different from a hypomanic episode?
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Hypomania lasts for 4 days or less and there's no marked impairment in social or occupational functioning.
What is the diagnostic criteria for a cyclothymic disorder?
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The presence of numerous hypomanic episodes, and depressive episodes that are present at least 2 years.
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What is secondary mania?
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A manic episode that is triggered by a medical disorder, treatment of a medical disorder, or use of substances.
What is rapid cycling with respect to bipolar disorder?
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Continuous cycling between subthreshold mania and depression or hypomania and depression that occurs 4 or more times in a 12 month period.
What component of manic depression usually appears first in children?
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Depression
What is the hallmark initial symptom of children with bipolar disorder?
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Intense rage, seemingly unprovoked rage episodes than can last hours. In children younger than 9, it manifests as irritability and emotional lability.
What is different in the presentation of elderly patients with mania when compared to younger adults?
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Geriatric patients demonstrate more neurological abnormalities and cognitive disturbances like confusion or disorientation.
What is late onset bipolar disorder (after the age of 50) most likely related to?
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Secondary mania from medical conditions, medical treatments or substance use.
What are the two most common comorbid conditions with bipolar disorder?
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Anxiety and substance use. Patients with anxiety tend to experience a more severe course.
What is the chronobiologic theory of bipolar disorder?
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Sleep disturbance leads to biochemical abnormalities that affect mood, making it an important aspect of depression and mania.
What is the sensitization and kindling theory of bipolar disorder?
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Episodes of depression and mania occur in shorter and shorter cycles due to repeated chemical or electrical stimulation of certain regions of the brain. The region of the brain becomes sensitized and a subthreshold stimulation of neurons can generate an
What theory of the cause of bipolar disorder is supported by the successful use of antiseizure medications like carbamazepine and valproic acid for mood stabilization?
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The sensitization and kindling theory
What do psychological and social theoriest attribute the cause of bipolar disorder to?
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Loss in genetically vulnerable individuals causes depression and mania develops in an attempt to overcompensate for the depression.
  
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