BipolartypeII.docx - Bipolar 2: defined by a pattern of...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Bipolar 2: defined by a pattern of depressive episodes shifting back and forth with hypomanic episodes, but no full-blown manic or mixed episodes Bipolar 2 has hypomanic but not manic episodes, and does not have psychotic features. BP2 is generally less severe but pts are at greater risk for attempting and completing suicide than those with BP 1 Diagnosis is based on history and clinical examination and all of the following. .. One or more episodes of major depression One or more hypomanic episodes of at least 4 days duration Absence of manic or mixed episodes Symptoms cause distress or impair normal function Symptoms and characteristics of depression include: Decreased energy Weight loss or gain Despair Irritability Uncontrollable crying Symptoms and characteristics of hypomania include: Grandiosity (boastful self-importance or display) Decreased need for sleep Racing thoughts Distractibility Tendency to engage in behavior that could have serious consequences, such as
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course PAS 600 - 601 taught by Professor Garrubba during the Fall '10 term at Chatham University.

Page1 / 2

BipolartypeII.docx - Bipolar 2: defined by a pattern of...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online