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Table 1 Presence of lifetime manic symptoms in 40 respondents with a SCID/DSM-IV diagnosis bipolar disorder

From: Low self-recognition and awareness of past hypomanic and manic episodes in the general population

  Bipolar I disorder (N = 14) N (%) Bipolar spectrum disorder (N = 26) N (%) Bipolar disorder total (N = 40) N (%) Significance Fisher exact test
Elevated mood 13 (92.9) 26 (100) 39 (97.5) ns
Increased activity 11 (78.6) 23 (88.5) 34 (85.0) ns
More talkative 13 (92.9) 16 (61.5) 29 (72.5) ns
Inflated self-esteem/grandiosity 11 (78.6) 17 (65.4) 28 (70.0) ns
Flight of ideas/racing thoughts 11 (78.6) 17 (65.4) 28 (70.0) ns
Distractibility 11 (78.6) 17 (65.4) 28 (70.0) ns
Decreased need for sleep 11 (78.6) 15 (57.7) 26 (65.0) ns
Psychomotor agitation 9 (64.3) 8 (30.8) 17 (42.5) ns
Irritable mood 5 (35.7) 6 (23.1) 11 (27.5) ns
Involvement in activities with high potential for painful consequences 8 (57.1) 3 (11.5) 11 (27.5) P = 0.007
Mean number of symptoms 7.4 5.7 6.3 P = 0.009
  1. ns Non significant difference between both groups