A case of bipolar I disorder with autistic disorder showing "waiting-for-instruction" as a depressive symptom

Hiroyuki Yokoyama, Mieko Hirose, Chieko Nara, Keisuke Wakusawa, Yuki Kubota, Kazuhiro Haginoya, Shigeru Tsuchiya, Kazuie Iinuma

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Abstract

We have experienced a case of bipolor I disorder complicated by mental retardation and autistic disorder. Acquired daily life activities such as eating, clothing and toileting without assistance were gradually lost during depressive periods, which was consistent with the previous reports. Before losing daily life skills, the patient could no longer perform daily life activities without consecutive instructions. This "waiting-for- instruction" behavior may be an early diagnostic key for major depressive episode in mentally-retarded children and adolescents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-57
Number of pages3
JournalNo To Hattatsu
Volume42
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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