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Rediscovering chronic mania

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Abstract:



Objective: This paper presents a case of chronic mania and reviews the diagnosis with respect to its definition and utility.



Method: A case of chronic mania is described.



Results: Unremitting mania poses a diagnostic and management challenge.



Conclusion: Persistent mania of this duration is rare, but a diagnosis of chronic mania should not be rejected on the basis of chronicity.

Keywords: bipolar disorder; lithium; mood disorders

Document Type: Case Report

Affiliations: 1: School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Sydney; Mood Disorders Unit, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW, 2: School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Sydney, and Mood Disorders Unit, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW, 3: School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Mood Disorders Unit, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW, Australia

Publication date: August 1, 2001

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