Recurrent unipolar mania in a psychiatric hospital setting in the Fiji Islands

Aghanwa, Henry S. (2001) Recurrent unipolar mania in a psychiatric hospital setting in the Fiji Islands. Psychopathology, 34 6: 312-317. doi:10.1159/000049330

Author Aghanwa, Henry S.
Title Recurrent unipolar mania in a psychiatric hospital setting in the Fiji Islands
Journal name Psychopathology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0254-4962
Publication date 2001
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1159/000049330
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 34
Issue 6
Start page 312
End page 317
Total pages 6
Place of publication Basel, Switzerland
Publisher S. Karger AG
Language eng
Abstract This study aimed to determine the rate of unipolar mania and compare its characteristics with those of other bipolar affective disorders in a psychiatric hospital in the Fiji Islands. Fifty-one patients with unipolar mania seen between January 1999 and October 2000, had their diagnosis confirmed using the Schedules for Clinical Assessment in Neuropsychiatry and the International Classification of Diseases, 10th edition. Their demographic and clinical characteristics were compared with those of 31 manic-depressive patients seen during the period under review. Unipolar mania constituted 47.2% of the bipolar affective disorders in this sample. The frequency of episodes, duration of affective illness, mean age at onset, gender distribution, marital status, employment status and race were not significantly different for the unipolar manic and manic-depressive groups (p > 0.05). Family history of major psychiatric morbidity was 9.8% for the unipolar manic patients and 22.6% for the manic-depressive group (p > 0.05). Recurrent unipolar mania may be considered a useful category based on its high rate, although its demographic and clinical characteristics do not clearly distinguish it from manic-depression.
Keyword Fiji Islands
Psychiatric hospital
Recurrent unipolar mania
Useful category
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
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