Bipolar and Depressive Disorders

CNL-605 Topic 4: Bipolar and Depressive Disorders Comparison Chart

Directions: Although bipolar and depressive disorders share several key similarities, some aspects are radically different among these disorders. The completion of this chart gives you an opportunity to thoroughly compare and contrast these specific disorders. Complete the table below by following the example provided for Cyclothymic Disorder. Include examples and at least two scholarly references as reference notes below the chart.

Note: “D/O” is an acronym for disorder

Disorder and Features Depressive Episode? Manic Episode? Hypomanic Episode? Duration of Clinically-Significant Symptoms Duration of Symptom-Free Intervals Distinguish From (Differential Diagnosis): Comorbidity (Often Seen With):
Cyclothymic Disorder No, but episodes only that do not meet full criteria No No, but episodes only that do not meet full criteria 2+ yr. in Adults

1+ yr. in Adolescents

No longer than 2 months Psychotic D/O

Bipolar D/O

Borderline PD

Substance-Induced D/O

Substance-Related D/O

Sleep D/O

ADHD

MDD

Major Depressive Disorder

 

 

 

           
Dysthymia Persistent Depressive Disorder              
DMDD

Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder

             
Bipolar I Disorder

 

             
Bipolar II Disorder

 

             

 

 

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