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PCN-605 Topic 4: Bipolar and Depressive Disorders Comparison ChartDirections: Although bipolar and depressive disorders share several key similarities, some aspects are radically different among these disorders. The completion of this chart gives you an opportunity to thoroughly compare and contrast these specific disorders. Complete the table below by following the example provided for Cyclothymic Disorder. Include examples and at least two scholarly references as reference notes below the chart. Note: “D/O” is an acronym for disorder Disorder and Features Depressive Episode? Manic Episode? Hypomanic Episode? Duration of Clinically-Significant Symptoms Duration of Symptom-Free Intervals Distinguish From (Differential Diagnosis): Comorbidity (Often Seen With): Cyclothymic Disorder No, but episodes only that do not meet full criteria No No, but episodes only that do not meet full criteria 2+ yr. in Adults 1+ yr. in Adolescents No longer than 2 months Psychotic D/O Bipolar D/O Borderline PD Substance-Induced D/O Substance-Related D/O Sleep D/O ADHD MDD Major Depressive Disorder Dysthymia Persistent Depressive Disorder DMDD Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder Bipolar I Disorder Bipolar II Disorder References