Screening mixed depression and bipolarity in the postpartum period at a primary health care center


Celik S. B. , Bucaktepe G. E. , Uludag A. , Bulut I. U. , Erdem O., Altinbas K.

COMPREHENSIVE PSYCHIATRY, vol.71, pp.57-62, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 71
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2016.07.013
  • Title of Journal : COMPREHENSIVE PSYCHIATRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.57-62

Abstract

Introduction: Mixed depression is a clinical condition accompanied by the symptoms of (hypo)mania and is considered to be a predictor for bipolar disorder. Compared to pure major depression, mixed depression is worse in progress. There are limited data on the prevalence of mixed depression since it is a relatively new entity. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate the prevalence of mixed depression during the postpartum period which is risky for mood disorders.