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Differences in the Clinical Picture in Women with a Depressive Episode in the Course of Unipolar and Bipolar Disorder

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Department of Psychiatric Genetics, Department of Psychiatry, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, 61-701 Poznań, Poland
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Laboratory of Molecular and Cell Biology, Department of Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, 61-701 Poznań, Poland
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Center for Child and Adolescent Treatment, 66-003 Zabór, Poland
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Academic Editor: Icro Maremmani
J. Clin. Med. 2021, 10(4), 676; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm10040676
Received: 18 December 2020 / Revised: 23 January 2021 / Accepted: 4 February 2021 / Published: 10 February 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Psychiatry)
Due to current depression prevalence, it is crucial to make the correct diagnosis as soon as possible. The study aimed to identify commonly available, easy to apply, and quick to interpret tools allowing for a differential diagnosis between unipolar and bipolar disorder. The study group includes women with long duration of unipolar (UP, N = 34) and bipolar (BP, N = 43) affective disorder. The diagnosis was established according to the DSM criteria using SCID questionnaire. Additional questionnaires were used to differentiate between UP and BP. BP patients had an earlier age of onset, were hospitalized more times, and more often had a family history of psychiatric disorders than UP (p-value < 0.05). Moreover, BP achieved a higher impulsiveness score and more frequently had experienced severe problems with close individuals. To our knowledge, this is the first publication presenting results of numerous questionnaires applied simultaneously in patients on clinical group. Several of them suggest the direction of clinical assessment, such as: the age of onset, family psychiatric burdens, history of stressful life events, learning problems, social and job relations. Further studies are necessary to confirm the utility of this approach. View Full-Text
Keywords: mood disorder; coping with stress; impulsiveness scale; stressful life events mood disorder; coping with stress; impulsiveness scale; stressful life events
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Bilska, K.; Pawlak, J.; Kapelski, P.; Narożna, B.; Zakowicz, P.; Szczepankiewicz, A.; Skibińska, M.; Dmitrzak-Węglarz, M. Differences in the Clinical Picture in Women with a Depressive Episode in the Course of Unipolar and Bipolar Disorder. J. Clin. Med. 2021, 10, 676. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm10040676

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Bilska K, Pawlak J, Kapelski P, Narożna B, Zakowicz P, Szczepankiewicz A, Skibińska M, Dmitrzak-Węglarz M. Differences in the Clinical Picture in Women with a Depressive Episode in the Course of Unipolar and Bipolar Disorder. Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2021; 10(4):676. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm10040676

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Bilska, Karolina, Joanna Pawlak, Paweł Kapelski, Beata Narożna, Przemysław Zakowicz, Aleksandra Szczepankiewicz, Maria Skibińska, and Monika Dmitrzak-Węglarz. 2021. "Differences in the Clinical Picture in Women with a Depressive Episode in the Course of Unipolar and Bipolar Disorder" Journal of Clinical Medicine 10, no. 4: 676. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm10040676

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