Validation of the hypomania interview guide-seasonal affective disorder (high-sad) version in patients with rapid cycling bipolar disorder

S. Feldman-Naim, C. H. Lowe, F. S. Myers, E. H. Turner, L. M. Weinstock, E. Leibenluft

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Abstract

We validated the Hypomania Interview Guide-Seasonal Affective Disorder version (HIGH-SAD) in patients with rapid cycling bipolar disorder (RCBD). Fourteen outpatients were rated on six separate occasions (total= 84 visits). On each visit the patients were rated with the HIGH-SAD and the Young Mania Rating Scale (YMRS) in a counterbalanced order. Clinical assessment was completed at the end of the visit by the treating psychiatrist. Patients were assessed as hypomanic/manic on 22 of the visits. Pearson correlation coefficient between the YMRS total scores and the HIGH-SAD total scores for those 22 visits in which patients were hypomanic/manic was r= 0.629 (P< 0.05) and for all visits was r= 0.769 (P<0. 0001). Analysis with only one rating per patient yielded a Pearson correlation coefficient of r=0. 792 (P<0.0004). We found that the HIGH-SAD was a valid scale for the measurement of hypomania in patients with RCBD. However, the scale does not differentiate hypomania from mania in this group of patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)166-168
Number of pages3
JournalDepression and Anxiety
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998

Keywords

  • Bipolar disorder
  • Hypomania
  • Rapid cycling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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