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Measure: Hypomania/Mania Symptoms   #120400

Definition: A questionnaire to assess hypomania (hypomanic episode), a disorder characterized by periods of persistently elevated, expansive, or irritable mood and can include inflated self-esteem, increased distractibility, talking and flight of ideas, and decreased need for sleep (American Psychiatric Association, 2000).

Purpose: The measure is used to establish a history of hypomania in patients experiencing major depressive episodes and can therefore screen for bipolar II disorder. Bipolar II disorder consists of major depressive episodes as well as hypomanic episodes. It has a lifetime prevalence of approximately 0.5%. Patients with bipolar II disorder are often misdiagnosed with major depressive disorder as they may either fail to report or be distressed by symptoms of hypomania. First-degree relatives of patients with bipolar II disorder are more likely than population controls to have bipolar I and bipolar II, as well as major depressive disorders (American Psychiatric Association, 2000). Some individuals who present with major depressive episodes may have a bipolar spectrum disorder.

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Keywords: bipolar disorder, bipolar mania, hypomania, manic episode, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, bipolar I disorder, bipolar II disorder, bipolar spectrum disorder, Hypomania Checklist 32, HCL 32, HCL-32, General Behavior Inventory, GBI, Psychiatric

Measure Release Date: May 12, 2010

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