Screening Mixed Depression and Bipolarity in the Postpartum Period at a Primary Health Care Center

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 is 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.
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research

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Source: Neuro-Signals - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Neurosignals Source Type: research
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Source: The Psychiatric Clinics of North America - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Sports Medicine - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: L Encephale - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Encephale Source Type: research
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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: General LifeHelper Personality Podcast Professional Psychiatry Psychology Self-Help Success & Achievement The Psych Central Show Women's Issues Source Type: blogs
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Source: Current Opinion in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: PSYCHIATRY, MEDICINE AND THE BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCES: Edited by Mohan Isaac and Igor Filipcic Source Type: research
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Source: Psychiatria Polska - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Pol Source Type: research
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Source: Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
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