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Table 2 Self-recognition of mood episodes, consultation of health professionals, hospitalization, self-reported diagnosis of bipolar disorder and treatment 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
Recognized past depressive episodes 11 (78.6) 22 (84.6) 33 (82.5) ns
Recognized past (hypo)manic episodes 3 (21.4) 6 (23.1) 9 (22.5) ns
Consulted health professional for depressive episodes 11 (78.6) 19 (73.1) 30 (75.0) ns
Consulted health professional for (hypo)manic episodes 5 (35.7) 2 (7.7) 7 (17.5) P = 0.039
Hospitalization for a manic episode 7 (50) 0 (0) 7 (17.5) P = 0.000
Indicated a past diagnosis of bipolar disorder 4 (28.6) 1 (3.8) 5 (12.5) P = 0.043
Treatment for bipolar disorder 4 (28.6) 1 (3.8) 5 (12.5) P = 0.043
  1. ns Non significant difference between both groups