First Aid for the Psychiatry Boards (FIRST AID Specialty by Tao Le, Amin Azzam, Jason Yanofski, Edward Kaftarian

By Tao Le, Amin Azzam, Jason Yanofski, Edward Kaftarian

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There must be three or more of the same symptoms listed for manic episodes. The main difference between mania and hypomania is that that hypomanic episodes are not severe enough to cause marked impairment in social or occupational functioning or to necessitate hospitalization, and there are no psychotic features. Symptoms are not due to medical conditions or substances. Mixed Episode DIAGNOSIS a diagnosis ofBPAD. symptoms of mt1nlc episodeFAST DIP Flight of ideas Activity increase Sleep decrease Talkative (pressured speech) Distractibility Inflated self-esteem/ grandiosity Pleasure seeking The criteria are met both for a manic episode and for a major depressive episode (except for duration) nearly every day during at least a 1-week period, along with requirements about impairments in functioning.

Echolalia or echopraxia. , not like low mood of bereavement). • Depression regularly worse in the morning. • Early morning awakening (2 hours before usual time of awakening). • Marked psychomotor retardation or agitation. • Significant anorexia or weight loss excessive or inappropriate guilt. With atypical features if there are two or more of the following features: • Significant weight gain or increase in appetite. • Hypersomnia. 21 episode-S/GEM CAPS Sleep inaease Interest of pleasure loss (anhedonia) Guilt or worthlessness Energy loss (fatigue) Mood low Concentration problems Appetite inaeased or deaeased Psychomotor retardation or agitation Suicidal ideation (thoughts of death) ......

Presence of psychotic features. • Presence of rapid cycling. , pregnancy). • Side effects of medication. • For maintenance treatment, evidence favors lithium or valproate. Antidepressant therapy rMthout mood stabilization increases the risk of hypomania/mania. 35 TA aLE • -2 • Clinical Features of Mania versus Depression MANIA DEPRESSION Mood/Affed/Feellnp Classically euphoric, also irritable, low frustration tolerance, easily angered and hostile, emotionally labile. unted affect, anhedonic. Speech Verbose, fast, pressured at times.

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