- Family history of bipolar disorder.
- Earlier onset of depression (early 20’s).
- Multiple past episodes and psychiatric hospitalizations.
- Seasonal mood episodes.
- Switching into mania or hypomania on antidepressants.
- Depressive episodes characterized by increased sleep, increased appetite, and weight gain.
- Depressive episodes mixed with hypomanic or manic symptoms.
- Depressive episodes with psychotic symptoms such as delusions or hallucinations.
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