Bipolar Affective Disorder Notes
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Bipolar Affective Disorder (BPAD)
Categories o Type 1
Mood swings across mood scale (both mania and depression)
Mania= 3-6 months
Depressive= 6-12 months o Type 2
Prevalence of depression
>1 severe depression
Hypomania (6-8 on scale) rather than extreme manic episode o Rapid cycling BPAD
Mood swings change faster
4 in year
Can happen in T1 & T2
Epidemiology o Lifetime prevalence 1%
o M 1:1 F o Mean age= 21
Aetiology o Genetics o Neurochemical abnormalities o Life events/Environmental factors o Organic causes
Features of Mania o Period of elevated/expansive/irritable mood (>1week) o 3/4 of these are present
More talkative/Pressure to talk
Flight of ideas/Subjective thoughts racing
Increase in goal directed activities or psychomotor activities
Pleasurable activities that can have painful consequences
Decrease need sleep o Other features
Social & occupation functioning impaired
DDx o Organic causes o Schizoaffective disorders o Cyclothymia o Puerperal disorders
Treatment o Antipsychotics
o Benzodiazepines (ST) o Mood stabilisers
[LITHIUM; CARABAZEPINE; VALPROATE; LAMOTRIGINE]
o ECT [Rapid/ST improvement; Severe; Others ineffective
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