Interval between symptom onset and hospitalization in mania

Andrew Francis, Peter Gasparo

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Abstract

Previous studies of illness onset in mania lack a frequency distribution for the interval between symptom onset and hospitalization (hospital latency), although a bimodal distribution of illness onset been suggested. We identified 100 patients hospitalized for mania and found a unimodal distribution, with mean ±SD of 3.3±3.2 weeks for hospital latency. Cases with short hospital latency (<1 week, n=15) were younger and had briefer psychiatric histories. The data were compared to other studies of hospital latency in mania.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-185
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Affective Disorders
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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