Patients with bipolar depression are more likely than patients with unipolar depression
to have a history of multiple marriages, multiple romantic relationships, episodes of promiscuity, legal problems, or financial extravagance.
Data were collected on the basis of a single cross-sectional interview of 30 subjects with bipolar depression and 30 patients with unipolar depression
, who attend psychiatry OPD at SMS Hospital, Jaipur and fulfilled the inclusion/exclusion criteria.
When looking at the diagnosis of participants in the studies, it can be noted that some studies had participants with only unipolar depression
 (Grunhaus et al., 2003; Rosa et al., 2003) whilst the rest had patients with both unipolar and bipolar depression.
The persons with unipolar depression
on the criteria of the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-IV- Text Revised (DSM-IV-TR) were selected through purposive sampling.
These encouraging results show that use of EPA is effective among patients with unipolar depression
unaccompanied by an anxiety disorder.
The diagnostic profile of the study population was: psychoses (N=31), unipolar depression
(N=23), bipolar (N=21), and others (N=8) followed by OCD (N=7); females had higher frequency of unipolar depression
(41.9 vs 10.6%) while males had higher frequency of bipolar illness (31.9 vs 14%) and psychoses (42.6 vs 25.6%).
Bipolar disorder could be thought to have gift-like elements, since periods of mania can be characterized by a certain brilliance or creativity, but many other illnesses--like unipolar depression
, severe anxiety, OCD, and eating disorders--would hardly be described as gifts by most sufferers.
The marketing research priority of the survey was to identify what proportion of the diagnosed unipolar depression
population in the US should have been diagnosed with bipolar depression, and to determine the key drivers of misdiagnosis.
Bipolar disorder is a chronic illness associated with substantial morbidity and mortality, ranking worldwide behind only unipolar depression
and alcohol abuse among psychiatric illnesses for related disabilities and overall economic burden of illness.
They address personality and mood disorders, the relationship between depression and medical illness, bipolar and unipolar depression
, risk factors, models of depression, genetics, neural biological aspects, the regulation of emotion, depression and early adverse experiences, children of depressed parents, cognitive aspects, interpersonal contexts, and the role of social environment and life stress in developing depression.
Comment: Omega-3 fatty acids have been reported to be beneficial for patients with various psychiatric conditions, including unipolar depression
, bipolar disorder, postpartum depression, and schizophrenia.
Differential cognitive response to a mood challenge following successful cognitive therapy or pharmacotherapy for unipolar depression
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