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Pregnancy and Elevated Mood

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Pregnancy and Elevated Mood Caring for an elevated mood patient who wishes to become pregnant or becomes pregnant requires skill, tact, and an ability to work cooperatively with the woman…

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Elevated Mood and Substance Abuse

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Elevated Mood and Substance Abuse The frequent comorbidity of substance abuse with bipolar disorder has long been known (1,2,3). Data from the National Epidemiological Survey on Alcohol-Related Conditions (NESARC) show…

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Medical Conditions and Elevated Mood

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Medical Conditions and Elevated Mood Diagnosable medical conditions have at least two interfaces with elevated mood. The first is when the medical condition is causative for the onset of elevated…

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Sleep and Hypomania—The ABCs of Getting your ZZZs

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Sleep and Hypomania—The ABCs of Getting your ZZZs The prevalence and consequences of insomnia and poor quality sleep are well known. Worldwide, >60 million adults are affected by sleep disorders…

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Agitated Activation, Anxiety, and Elevated Mood

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Agitated Activation, Anxiety, and Elevated Mood The likelihood that patients with hypomania will present for clinical care in the depressed state has been discussed in Chapter 4. This section now…

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Roughening— When Treatment Fails

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Roughening— When Treatment Fails Once patients with elevated mood are stabilized with psychotherapy, psychoeducation, lifestyle management, and medication, they may remain stable for an extended period. It is not uncommon,…

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Mixed Episodes and Rapid Cycling

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Mixed Episodes and Rapid Cycling The identification of mixed affective states is one of the most critical items related to hypomania that has only recently begun receiving attention. Mixed affective…

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Treatment of Elevated Mood With Medication

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Treatment of Elevated Mood With Medication General issues As described elsewhere (1), prescribing mental health medication is unlike prescribing other types of medication, for example, antihypertensives or antibiotics. Both patient…

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Treating Elevated Mood Without Medication

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Treating Elevated Mood Without Medication Treating elevated mood and upside symptomatology with medication is commonplace and is expected in most treatment settings. However, this does not negate the therapeutic advantages…

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Treating Elevated Mood— Principles and the Challenges

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Treating Elevated Mood— Principles and the Challenges The first several chapters of this text describe the evolution in understanding hypomania and elevated mood starting from a purely phenomenologic perspective and…

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