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Hippocrates and Mood Disorders

Did you know that…..

in the writing of Hippocrates are many references to Mood Disorders ?

He distinguished various form of depression and swing of mood, although he did not make any connection between hypo-manic episodes and depressives periods.

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, MD)

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Bipolar Mood Disorder

Bipolar mood disorder is characterized by at least one elevated period called “hypo-manic” and depressives episodes“.

Clinical manifestations  in the hypo-manic states :

  • The mood is elated, irritable, or hostile.
  • Inflated self-esteem and boasting.
  • Buying  sprees and foolish business investments.
  • Racing thoughts and destructibility.
  • Deceased need for sleep and increased sexual desire.
  • Psycho-motor acceleration.

Other patients have false convictions of personal wealth or grandiose identity. Fleeting auditory and visual hallucinations are sometimes present.

(Edited by Dr. María Moya Guirao, MD)

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