هم ابتلایی اختلال نقص توجه/بیش فعالی بزرگسالان در بیماران اختلال دو قطبی
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|32807||2013||7 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||محاسبه نشده|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Comprehensive Psychiatry, Volume 54, Issue 5, July 2013, Pages 549–555
Objective High comorbidity ratio of bipolar mood disorder (BMD) with Axis I and Axis II diagnoses is reported in the literature. The possible relationship between BMD and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in all age groups has been attracting more attention of researchers due to highly overlapping symptoms such as excessive talking, attention deficit, and increased motor activity. In this study, we aimed to investigate the prevalence of ADHD comorbidity in BMD patients and the clinical features of these patients. Methods Of 142 patients, who presented to the Bipolar Disorder Unit of Zonguldak Karaelmas University Research and Application Hospital between the dates of August 1, 2008 and June 31, 2009 and diagnosed with BMD according to DSM-IV criteria consecutively, 118 patients signed informed consent and 90 of them completed the study. They all were in euthymic phase during the study evaluations. A sociodemographical data form, Wender-Utah Rating Scale (WURS), ADD/ADHD Diagnostic and Evaluation Inventory for Adults, and Structural Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis I Disorders, Clinical Version (SCID-I) were applied to all participating patients. Results A total of 23.3% of all patients met the criteria for A-ADHD diagnosis along BMD. No difference was detected regarding sociodemographical features between the BMD + A-ADHD and the BMD without A-ADHD groups. The BMD + A-ADHD group had at least one extra educational year repetition than the other group and the difference was statistically significant. The BMD starting age in the BMD + A-ADHD group was significantly earlier (p = 0.044) and the number of manic episodes was more frequent in the BMD + A-ADHD group (p = 0.026) than the BMD without ADHD group. Panic disorder in the BMD + A-ADHD group (p = 0.019) and obsessive-compulsive disorder in the BMD + C-ADHD group (p = 0.001) were most frequent comorbidities. Conclusions A-ADHD is a frequent comorbidity in BMD. It is associated with early starting age of BMD, higher number of manic episodes during the course of BMD, and more comorbid Axis I diagnoses.
The lifetime prevalence of bipolar mood disorder (BMD) ranges between 0.4% and 1.6% (average 1.2%) ,  and . When the whole bipolar spectrum is considered, the rate exceeds 5%  and . It is known that BMD frequently co-occur with Axis I and Axis II disorders. The lifetime Axis I comorbidity rate of BMD is 50%–70%  and . The presence of Axis I comorbidity has a direct correlation with the early onset of affective symptoms, rapid cycling type, long-lasting and severe episodes, and drug abuse problem among first-degree relatives of the patients . The presence of comorbidities was also found to be associated with more negative course, increase in suicide attempts, onset with depressive episode, and lower response rate to lithium treatment . The pathophysiology between BMD and comorbidities is still unknown. BMD can be a risk factor for some Axis I disorders, coexisting symptoms may have similar results, or all comorbidities may stem from a general pathophysiological base . The possible relationship between BMD and ADHD with highly overlapping symptoms such as excessive talking, attention deficit, and increased motor activity, has been gradually drawing more attention in all age groups ,  and . Therefore the number of studies investigating the relationship between these two disorders has increased. Some studies reported that the patients diagnosed with BMD in the childhood and adolescent periods had ADHD comorbidity ranging from 38% to 98% ,  and . The BMD patients with ADHD showed differences from BMD patients without ADHD in their core symptomatology, phenomenology, and disease course . In BMD patients with ADHD compared to the ones without ADHD, BMD has earlier onset, depressive and mixed episodes are more frequent, all episodes occur more often, the euthymic periods between episodes are shorter, and alcohol–drug addiction is more prevalent ,  and . The chronic course of ADHD, its high comorbidity with BMD, and the significant positive impact of treatment on the course of both disorders increase the importance of screening for ADHD even during the adulthood period. The goal of this study was to assess adults with BMD for ADHD and other psychiatric comorbidities, sociodemographical profiles, and clinical features according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) .