Depression and acute coronary syndrome (ACS) are both extremely prevalent diseases. Studies aimed at evaluating whether depression is an independent risk factor for cardiac events provided no definitive results. In most of these studies, depression has been broadly defined with no differentiation between unipolar (MDD) versus bipolar forms (BD). The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency of DSM-IV BD (bipolar I and bipolar II subtypes, cyclothymia), as well as temperamental or isolated bipolar features in a sample of 171 patients hospitalized for ACS. We also explored whether these psychopathological conditions were associated with some clinical characteristics of ACS.

Frequency and clinical correlates of bipolar features in acute coronary syndrome patients

PINI, STEFANO;ABELLI, MARIANNA;GESI, CAMILLA;LARI, LISA;CARDINI, ALESSANDRA;FELICE, FRANCESCA;DI STEFANO, ROSSELLA;MAZZOTTA, GABRIELLA;
2014

Abstract

Depression and acute coronary syndrome (ACS) are both extremely prevalent diseases. Studies aimed at evaluating whether depression is an independent risk factor for cardiac events provided no definitive results. In most of these studies, depression has been broadly defined with no differentiation between unipolar (MDD) versus bipolar forms (BD). The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency of DSM-IV BD (bipolar I and bipolar II subtypes, cyclothymia), as well as temperamental or isolated bipolar features in a sample of 171 patients hospitalized for ACS. We also explored whether these psychopathological conditions were associated with some clinical characteristics of ACS.
Pini, Stefano; Abelli, Marianna; Gesi, Camilla; Lari, Lisa; Cardini, Alessandra; Di Paolo, L; Felice, Francesca; DI STEFANO, Rossella; Mazzotta, Gabriella; Oligeri, C; Bovenzi, F. M; Borelli, L; Bertoli, D; Michi, P; Muccignat, A; Micchi, J; Balbarini, A.
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