This risk calculator estimates the risk to have a mood recurrence (mania and/or depression) in patients who currently are in remission (about 2 months being symptom free or having minimal mood symptoms). It includes items from the literature that have shown to predict mood recurrences. In addition to the clinical information indicated, the maximum severity of the most recent manic/hypomanic and depressive episode needs to be calculated using the Psychiatric Rating Scale modified from the Longitudinal Interval Follow-up Evaluation (LIFE) using a modified version of this instrument. These values and the other clinical information need to be entered into the calculator to obtain the risk score. The risk scores produced by the risk calculator will predict the risk of a mood recurrence by polarity in the next five years.
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DISCLAIMER: This Risk Calculator is being provided by the University of Pittsburgh for use by clinicians for educational purposes only. The Calculator is not intended to diagnose patients or be used as a substitute for medical advice. The University makes no warranty concerning the accuracy or reliability of the information generated by the Calculator. In no event shall the University of Pittsburgh be liable for any damages, direct, indirect, consequential or otherwise related to the use of the information on this website or results generated by the Calculator. Patients should contact their health care provider for medical advice or, in the case of an emergency, go to the nearest emergency room.