Small Study: Hypomania In Adolescence May Not Predict BD In Adulthood.

MedWire (8/17, Cowen) reports that according to a study published online Aug. 9 in the Journal of Affective Disorders, “only a small proportion of depressed adolescents with hypomania spectrum episodes will develop bipolar disorder in adulthood.” In the “study of 64 individuals aged 16-17 years who screened positive for depression symptoms and lifetime hypomania spectrum symptoms, only six had experienced another hypomanic episode, or an episode or mania, by the age of 30-33 years.” These “come from a community-based study of 2300 adolescents who were screened for depression and hypomania between 1991 and 1993.”

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— “Adolescent hypomania does not predict bipolar disorder, “Mark Cowen, MedWire News, August 17, 2012.

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