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A. Has a distinct period of abnormally and persistent elevated, expansive, or irritable mood or abnormal persistent goal directed energy; lasting at least 1 week and persist for most of the day, nearly every day
B. Needs to have 3 or more: inflated self esteem, decreased need for sleep, pressure to keep talking, flight of ideas, rapid speech, high risk behaviors

Notes: can have hypomania or major depressive episodes

Bipolar 1


Type of mania that has the same manic symptoms as Bipolar 1 ; last 4 consecutive days and last most of the day BUT is not severe enough to cause marked impairment



Under the Bipolar 1 dx: MDD has to last for how long to meet criteria?

2 weeks w/ at least 1 symptom of depressed mood or loss of interest or pleasure


Type of disorder that has Hypomanic episodes AND depressive episodes
DOES not have any manic episodes that cause significant impairment

Bipolar II


What is the distinction of if it's a manic episode?

If there are psychotic features


A. Depressed mood for most of the day, for more days than not for at least 2 years
B. Presence of 2 or more symptoms: poor appetite, insomnia or hypersomnia, low energy or fatique, low self esteem, poor concentration, feeling hopeless
C. individual has never been with out symptoms

Persistent Depressive


How long does a child or adolescent need to experience symptoms to be dx'd with Persistent depression?

at least 1 year


A. 5 or more symptoms have been present during a 2 week period; at least 1 symptom needs to be depressed mood or loss of interest or pleasure

Symptoms: Depressed mood, fatigue, lack of interest in anything, insomnia, hypersomnia, feelings of worthlessness and/or guilt, weight loss, inability to concentrate

Major Depressive


involves fluctuating hypomanic symptoms and numerous periods of depressive symptoms that do not meet the criteria for MDD
-symptoms lasting for at least 2 years or 1 years for children and adolescents

Cyclothymic disorder