Patients on that drug were 35% less likely to be rehospitalized; however, clozapine wasn't widely prescribed in patients with severe unipolar depression
Response to ECT in bipolar I, bipolar II and unipolar depression
22) Unipolar psychotic depression is closely related to bipolar disorder (22); for example, psychotic symptoms are more common in bipolar depression than in unipolar depression
Distinguishing young people with emerging bipolar disorders from those with unipolar depression
A handful of studies, which are there, have shown that it makes the quality of life poor (20) the literature is sparse in comparing the differences between bipolar depression and unipolar depression
with respect to their impact on QOL.
Our findings demonstrate a significant association between antidepressant therapy in patients with unipolar depression
and an increased incidence of mania," Dr.
In addition, if BPD is misdiagnosed as unipolar depression
and antidepressant therapy is erroneously prescribed, a state of mania or hypomania may be induced, potentially with rapid cycling.
Previous antemortem and postmortem tissue fatty acid composition studies have observed significant deficits in the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, 22:6n-3) in red blood cell (RBC) and postmortem cortical membranes of patients with unipolar depression
In fact, the unipolar depression
was not included in the investigation by the authors, as well as, the level of depression was also not reported which can also affect the performance on the B-G test.
From October 2005 to January 2009, 432 male and female participants with major unipolar depression
were recruited to take part in this randomized, double-blind study (neither patients nor researchers knew which capsules patients received).
For ease of analysis, the diagnoses were clubbed together in five broad groups (ICD-10 codes): psychoses (F2029), bipolar disorder (F30-31), unipolar depression
(F32-34), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) (F42) and remaining diagnostic groups (others).
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.