Bipolar Disorder

Atypical antipsychotic therapy with mood stabilizers effective after bipolar episode

Atypical antipsychotic therapy with mood stabilizers effective after bipolar episode

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Atypical antipsychotic adjunctive therapy and mood stabilizers may be a more effective treatment than mood stabilizer monotherapy.

Managing bipolar disorder: pharmacologic options for treatment

Managing bipolar disorder: pharmacologic options for treatment

Lithium has been the mainstay of treatment for decades, but several other classes of medication have recently been used with varying degrees of success.

Lithium side effects and management strategies

Lithium side effects and management strategies

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The declining rates for lithium use are linked to the burden of side effects and toxicity associated with the drug.

Smartphone questionnaire effective for monitoring mood instability

Smartphone questionnaire effective for monitoring mood instability

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The Mood Zoom questionnaire rates anxiety, elation, sadness, anger, irritability, and energy on a 7-point scale.

High cognitive reserve results in better neurocognitive performance in bipolar disorder

High cognitive reserve results in better neurocognitive performance in bipolar disorder

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Cognitive reserve in bipolar patients gives a possible explanation for the differences seen among patients in their ability to perform in neurocognitive tests.

Cohort effect shows earlier and stronger effects of bipolar disorder

Cohort effect shows earlier and stronger effects of bipolar disorder

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Researchers observe a cohort effect for earlier age at onset of bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder is also more common in patients with a family history of unipolar depression and bipolar disorder.

Bipolar disorder treatment more effective in earlier stages

Bipolar disorder treatment more effective in earlier stages

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Treatment initiated in the early stages of bipolar disorder is more effective than treatment in later stages.

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