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Unformatted text preview: Learning Issue: Bipolar Disorder Type 1 DEFINTION Is characterized by the occurrence of one or more manic or mixed episodes, which often cycle w/ depressive episode. Manic episodes Episodes characterized by a sudden escalation of mood which is abnormally and persistently euphoric, expansive or irritable Patient go days without sleep, socially outgoing, hypersexual, hallucinations, paranoia, delusions Thought processes are difficult to follow, because they have racing thoughts, easy distracted High prognosis of suicide Diagnostic Criteria for Manic State A. Distinct period of abnormally and persistently elevated, expansive, or irritable mood, lasting at least 2 weeks (or any duration if hospitalization is necessary). B. During the period of mood disturbance, three or more of the following symptoms have persisted (four, if the mood is only irritable) and have been present to a significant degree: 7 . E x c e s si v e in v ol v e m e n t in pl e a s u r a bl e a ct 1. Inflated self-esteem or grandiosity iv iti e s t h a t h a v e a hi g h p o t e n ti al f o r p ai n f ul c o n s e q u e n c e s ( e ....
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