When you become depressed, you may feel sad or hopeless and lose interest or pleasure in most activities.
When your mood shifts to mania or hypomania (less extreme than mania), you may feel euphoric, full of energy or unusually irritable.
These mood swings can affect sleep, energy, activity, judgment, behavior and the ability to think clearly.
Episodes of mood swings may occur rarely or multiple times a year.
Double-blind comparison of the continued use of antipsychotic treatment versus its discontinuation in remitted manic patients.
Its occurrence at hospital admission and 7 weeks later.
Lake, MD, Ph DProfessor, department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City Nathaniel Hurwitz, MDAssistant professor, department of psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 1.
Diagnosis in schizophrenia and manic-depressive illness, a reassessment of the specificity of “schizophrenic” symptoms in the light of current research.
Schizophrenia is considered likely because catatonia is one of schizophrenia’s five core diagnostic symptoms. C responding to threatening auditory hallucinations. His affect is “fearful to terrified.” He says he hears the voice of God warning him of danger and continuing a running commentary on his actions. Diagnosis in schizophrenia and manic-depressive illness, a reassessment of the specificity of “schizophrenic” symptoms in the light of current research.
Organic causes of catatonia now seem less likely, though past use of drugs such as phencyclidine that can cause chronic psychosis cannot be ruled out. Schizoaffective disorders are psychotic mood disorders; there are no schizoaffective disorders.