Abstract: In an earlier report, the first author described a variety of altered nonpsychotic sensory changes reported to him or acknowledged on questioning by patients with bipolar II disorder. While such a phenomenon has been long described—with Clifford Beers observing in his 1908 classic, A Mind That Found Itself, “The tricks played upon me by my senses of taste, touch, smell, and sight were the source of great mental anguish”—it has been minimally detailed or studied. DSM-5 observes that during manic episodes some patients may perceive a “sharper sense of smell, hearing, or vision,” and ICD-10 lists hyperacusis as a possible concomitant of mania.
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The participant will diagram sensory changes experienced by patients with bipolar disorder.
This program is designed for all psychiatrists in clinical practice, residents in Graduate Medical Education programs, medical students interested in psychiatry, and other physicians who wish to advance their current knowledge of clinical medicine.
Estimated Time to Complete
Duration: 1 hour
Begin Date: December 1, 2017
End Date: November 30, 2019
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Title: Altered Sensory Phenomena Experienced in Bipolar Disorder
Authors: Gordon Parker, M.D., Ph.D., Amelia Paterson, M.Clin.Neuropsych., Mia Romano, Ph.D., Rebecca Graham, Ph.D.
Affiliations: From the School of Psychiatry and the Black Dog Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (G.P., A.P., M.R., R.G.).
Disclosures: The authors report no financial relationships with commercial interests.
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