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Vicens V.,Benito Menni Complex Assistencial en Salut Mental | Vicens V.,Germanes Hospitalaries FIDMAG | Vicens V.,Research Center Biomedica En Red Of Salud Mental Cibersam | Sarro S.,Benito Menni Complex Assistencial en Salut Mental | And 5 more authors.
Journal of Affective Disorders | Year: 2011

Background: Although it is accepted that patients with delusional disorder can show co-existing depression, comorbidity with bipolar disorder is not a recognised feature. Method: Case report of patients who showed both delusional disorder and mania or hypomania. The patients were examined using lifetime structured psychiatric interview where possible. Results: Four patients are described who met criteria for delusional disorder, with durations ranging from 2 to 15 years, and also experienced one or more episodes of mania or hypomania. Limitations: Case reports cannot quantify a clinical association. Conclusions: These cases suggest that there is an association between delusional disorder and affective disorder which goes beyond the occurrence of depressive symptoms in the disorder. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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