Did you know that…..
Aretaeus, born in the second century in Asia Minor, described the symptomatology of Mood Disorders ?
He also saw a connection between Hypomanic and Depressives episodes, anticipating for at least seventeen centuries to modern Psychiatry.
Aretaeus described very well the guilty-ridden and the self-sacrificing attitudes of depressed patient, and the gay and overactive behavior of the hypomanic.
(Edited by María Moya Guirao, MD)