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By Steven L. Dubovsky

This pocket-sized, useful reference summarizes every little thing you want to understand to diagnose and deal with unipolar and bipolar temper problems. Designed for day-by-day use within the scientific atmosphere, the Concise consultant to temper Disorders is a fingertip library of the most recent info; effortless to appreciate and speedy to entry.

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DSM-IV-TR criteria for dysthymic disorder (continued) H. The symptoms cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning. , DSM-III, DSM-III-R, or DSM-IV criteria or DSM-IV alternative criteria). Indeed, 80% of patients with dysthymia also have a lifetime diagnosis of major depression, and most patients with dysthymic disorder seek treatment for superimposed major depression (Keller et al. 1996). If a patient has barely the requisite number of symptoms to meet criteria for MDD, does a different disorder exist if the number of symptoms is less a few days later as the disorder inevitably fluctuates?

In the Epidemiologic Catchment Area study, one-third of people using mental health services had subsyndromal mood disorders (Gwirtsman et al. 1997). There is less certainty about the degree to which some constellations of personality traits may also represent subsyndromal forms of chronic depression. The concept of a depressive temperament representing either a subsyndromal form of depression expressed through the personality or a “fundamental state” from which more severe depressive episodes emerge later in life was proposed early in the twentieth century by Emil Kraepelin and again in the middle of the century by Kurt Schneider.

Delusions occur without hallucinations in one-half to two-thirds of adults with psychotic depression, whereas hallucinations are unaccompanied by delusions in 3%–25% of patients (Dubovsky and Thomas 1992). Half of all psychotically depressed patients experience more than one kind of delusion (Dubovsky and Thomas 1992). Hallucinations occur more frequently than delusions in younger depressed patients and in patients with bipolar psychotic depression. The common belief that visual and olfactory hallucinations are signs of neurological disease has been contradicted by clinical experience with psychotic depression, which demonstrates that auditory and visual hallucinations are equally frequent in psychotic depression and that olfactory and haptic hallucinations may occur in the absence of central nervous system disease, especially in patients with bipolar depression (Dubovsky and Thomas 1992).

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