By Abilash Gopal, Alexander Ropper, Louis Tramontozzi III

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What is meant by “rapid-cycling” BD? Four or more mood disturbances (MDD, mania, or mixed) in 1 year 24 What are some known precipitants of manic episodes? Deja Review: Psychiatry Changes in sleep-wake cycle, antidepressant treatment, stressful lifeevents, and the postpartum period Treatment What are the medications used to treat BD I? , olanzapine [Zyprexa]). In addition to these drugs, benzodiazepines can be used in acute mania for sedation. What are the medications commonly used to treat the depressive phase of BD I?

Withdrawal from alcohol or other central nervous system (CNS) depressants such as barbiturates and benzodiazepines can produce manic symptoms. What is the typical course of a manic episode? Mania develops over days and lasts about 3 months if untreated. More than 90% of patients will have a recurrence of their manic symptoms. Episodes may occur more frequently as the disease progresses. What is meant by “rapid-cycling” BD? Four or more mood disturbances (MDD, mania, or mixed) in 1 year 24 What are some known precipitants of manic episodes?

Depression, delusions, thoughts by the mother of harming the infant or herself, cognitive deficits, and occasional hallucinations. This is a psychiatric emergency, usually requiring hospitalization of the mother to prevent harm to herself or the infant. This page intentionally left blank CHAPTER 5 Personality Disorders OVERVIEW What is meant by personality? A person’s set of stable, predictable emotional and behavioral traits What is meant by personality disorder? Long-term, stable pattern of maladaptive and inflexible personality traits that leads to impairment or distress What is the prevalence of personality disorders?

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