Researchers from Spain, noting that “anxiety has scarcely been studied in acute mania,” analyzed data from 242 patients admitted for a diagnosis of acute mania (per DSM-IV TR criteria). Anxiety was associated with the severity of manic symptoms to an extremely significant degree (P < 0.0001, where any p value less than 0.05 is considered significant), and patients with anxiety were hospitalized 20% longer. Results were published online May 24, 2012 by Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica.
Gonzalez-Pinto, A. Galan, J. Martin-Carrasco, M. Ballesteros, J. Maurino, J. Vieta, E. Anxiety as a Market of Severity in Acute Mania. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. Published online May 24, 2012
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