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episode

1. an incident, sequence, or scene that forms part of a narrative but may be a digression from the main story
2. (in ancient Greek tragedy) a section between two choric songs
3. Music a contrasting section between statements of the subject, as in a fugue or rondo

episode

any ‘historically located sequence of change’ (e.g. the origins of PRISTINE STATES) with ‘a specific opening, trend of events and outcome’, but not a part of any necessary sequence of social development (GIDDENS, 1981). see also EPISODIC CHARACTERIZATION.

episode

[′ep·ə‚sōd]
(geology)
A distinctive event or series of events in the geologic history of a region or feature.
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Although 1 or 2 symptoms such as irritation or edginess following antidepressant use are not sufficient for diagnosis of a hypomanic episode, Matthew's potential hypomania was more elaborate and may be associated with antidepressant use.
All participants were also not currently experiencing a manic or hypomanic episode (YMRS scores <5, Young et al.
The investigators compared responses on the Mood Swings Questionnaire (MSQ) and the Mood Disorders Questionnaire (MDQ) from 315 adult patients diagnosed with bipolar II (BP II) disorder whose hypomanic episodes lasted less than 4 days, and 186 whose episodes met the DSM criteria of lasting 4 or more days.
The effects of a hypomanic episode often include rapid, forceful and loud speech, a quick flitting between disparate ideas and increased energy, hyperactivity and lack of need for sleep, according to WebMD.
The previous proposal listed both catatonic and psychotic features as potential specifiers for a hypomanic episode, which are both considered exclusions for hypomania.
Chopin's description of Edna's change in behavior does not conform to a psychotic manic episode, but it does conform to what is called a hypomanic episode and, combined with the hints of major depressive episodes, this would justify considering Edna under the DSM-IV category of Bipolar II Disorder.
The essential feature of a Hypomanic Episode is a distinct period in which the predominant mood is either elevated, expansive, or irritable and there are associated symptoms of the Manic Syndrome.
Many vacations come with substantial and protracted sleep deprivation, and sleep deprivation is an excellent way to trigger a hypomanic episode.
G2 There were never in the life of the individual sufficient hypomanic or manic symptoms, to meet the criteria for the manic or hypomanic episode (F30.
Since the first manic or hypomanic episode may not emerge until after multiple depressive episodes, reevaluation of depressive episodes is indicated, particularly if there are additional red flags.
Antidepressant medications are often ineffective or can trigger a switch to a manic or hypomanic episode, Dr.
Still, our findings indicate that, in most individuals presenting with a major depressive episode without a prior manic or hypomanic episode, unrecognized bipolarity does not appear to be a major determinant of treatment resistance.