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Anxious and non-anxious bipolar disorder.

Authors
  • Young, L T
  • Cooke, R G
  • Robb, J C
  • Levitt, A J
  • Joffe, R T
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Affective Disorders
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Sep 01, 1993
Volume
29
Issue
1
Pages
49–52
Identifiers
PMID: 8254143
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Eighty-one outpatients with bipolar disorder (BD) were grouped by SADS anxiety symptom scores (high vs. low) or diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder, and/or panic disorder. BD patients with high anxiety scores were more likely to have suicidal behaviour (44% vs. 19%), alcohol abuse (28% vs. 6%), cyclothymia (44% vs. 21%) and an anxiety disorder (56% vs. 25%) with a trend toward lithium non-responsiveness. Diagnosis of an anxiety disorder was related only to high anxiety and lower GAS scores. Thus, anxiety may have similar clinical relevance in BD as it does in unipolar patients.

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