Some depressed patients may be at higher risk for bipolar disorder

08/17/2010 | HealthDay News

About 40% of Americans with major depression also exhibited mild, brief episodes of mania, which may increase their risk for bipolar disorder, according to a new study in the American Journal of Psychiatry. Researchers also learned that compared with other depressed people, patients with subthreshold hypomania had more depressive episodes and higher levels of anxiety and substance abuse.

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