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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 87-89

Chronic Mania: An Underrecognized Clinical Entity


Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, Punjab, India

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Sandeep Grover
Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh - 160 012, Punjab
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DOI: 10.4103/0253-7176.96169

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Chronic mania (defined as the presence of manic symptoms for more than 2 years without remission) poses significant problems in diagnosis and management. Generally it denotes poor outcome, though contrary reports are available. We present a case of chronic mania and discuss the clinical features of chronic mania reported in the literature, which are useful in distinguishing chronic mania from acute mania.


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