Year: 2005 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.162, no.11, (November 2005), p.2146-2151 SIEC No: 20080881

This study estimated the proportion of patients attending an urban general medical practice with current major depression & a history of bipolar disorder & compared the history, presentation, & treatment of patients with unipolar & bipolar depression. A group of 1143 patients was assessed. Patients with bipolar depression were significantly more likely to report hallucinations, current suicide ideation, & low self-esteem than patients with unipolar depression. 21 of 173 patients with unipolar depression reported suicide ideation compared to 16 of 53 patients with bipolar depression. (38 refs)