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When positive emotions lead to feeling bad. The role of secondary evaluation and affect as information in hypomania and mania

Antonella Rainone, Francesco Mancini

ABSTRACT: In this article we focus on hypomania and mania in bipolar disorder and, in all probability, only in some types of bipolar disorder. We deal with positive emotions, whose psychopathogenic role still receives too little attention in experimental and clinical psychology. We propose a hypothesis with regard to the psychological mechanisms involved in hypomanic and manic decompensation that posits in primis the ...

Journal Article: Rivista di Psichiatria, 56 (6), pp. 317-323, 2018.