PEA-BPPrepubertal and Early Adolescent Bipolar Disorder Phenotype
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The overall prevalence of the poor-judgment criterion was significantly different between the PEA-BP and ADHD patients.
"'The presence of elation and/or grandiosity among subjects in the PEA-BP phenotype does not preclude irritable mood." In the phenomenology review, coexisting elated mood and irritability occurred in 87% of the PEA-BP patients.
Of the 93 children in the PEA-BP group, 58 recovered after a mean 36 weeks during their first 2 years of follow up, but 32 of those patients relapsed a mean of 28.6 weeks after recovery, Dr.
In contrast, the PEA-BP patients often presented with mixed mania (54.8%), usually experienced continuous rapid cycling over long periods, and exhibited treatment resistance.
Among the PEA-BP subjects, approximately 6O%, 51%, and 25% experienced total psychosis, grandiose delusions, and suicidality, respectively.