Psychiatry Journal / 2016 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Comparison of Sexual Experience and Behavior between Bipolar Outpatients and Outpatients without Mood Disorders

Table 2

Psychiatric history and clinical characteristics.

Clinical measuresBipolar disordersComparison
Group effect
MeansdMeansd df

Age in years @ onset 1st
Psychiatric Illness
15.7(5.8)21.3(11.7) 2.72670.008
Global assessment of function
 Average over the past year68.7(8.7)72.6(9.6)1.80740.076
 Lowest week during last year54.8(13.7)64.9(12.1)3.41740.001
Duration of current treatment (months)77.3(107.1)46.6(67.4)1.43740.158
Hypomanic and manic symptoms5.7(1.5)0.14(.50)18.1646<0.001

%%Fisher’s Exact

Episodes during the past year
Manic episodes6(2)0(0)0.174
Depressive episodes 31(10)0(0)0.000
Mixed episodes50(16)0(0)0.000
Hospitalizations (lifetime)
 2 or more19(6)0(0)<0.0001
Current psychotropic medications
 Mood stabilizers72(23)0(0)<0.001
Number of medications prescribed
Mean (sd) -test
2.8(1.3)1.3(1.3)5.20 74<0.001
Bipolar family history
First degree relatives
Significant medical illness (during the last year)34(11)30(13)0.803

indicates significance, separate variance est., and trend.

Article of the Year Award: Outstanding research contributions of 2020, as selected by our Chief Editors. Read the winning articles.