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ISSN: 2167-1044

Journal of Depression and Anxiety
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Case Report

Recurrent Mania: Rare or Common

Anil Kumar1*, Shyamanta Das1, Mythili Hazarika2, Sangeeta Datta3, Simanta Talukdar2, Amal Baishya2 and Dipesh Bhagabati2
1Department of Psychiatry, Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Medical College Hospital, Barpeta, Assam, India
2Department of Psychiatry, Gauhati Medical College Hospital, Assam, India
3NEMCARE Hospital, Assam India
*Corresponding Author : Anil Kumar, MD, Registrar
Department of Psychiatry
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Medical College Hospital
Barpeta, 781 301, Assam, India
Tel: 9613180189
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: September 28, 2016; Accepted: March 10, 2016; Published: March 14, 2016
Citation: Kumar A, Das S, Hazarika M, Datta S, Talukdar S, et al. (2016) Recurrent Mania: Rare or Common! J Depress Anxiety S2:011. doi:10.4172/2167-1044.S2-011
Copyright: © 2016 Kumar A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Traditionally we diagnose bipolar disorder if a patient has maniac or hypomaniac episode along with depressive episode. Again there is a diagnostic entity called recurrent depressive disorder in the classification system. But we don’t have a diagnostic entity called recurrent mania although in clinical practice many patients present only with episodes of mania and no depressive episode. Thus cases of recurrent mania might have phenomenological differences with rest of the cases of bipolar disorder. Thus, a 30 years old man patient’s atypical case history has been discussed in the context of bipolar disorder and having the possibility of a new subtype of recurrent mania


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