Bipolar Disorder

Cognitive-behavioral therapy effective for bipolar disorder symptoms

Cognitive-behavioral therapy effective for bipolar disorder symptoms

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Cognitive-behavioral therapy effectively lowered the relapse rate and lessened depressive symptoms.

Case Study: Hyperglycemia, concern for diabetic ketoacidosis, and type 1 diabetes

Case Study: Hyperglycemia, concern for diabetic ketoacidosis, and type 1 diabetes

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A 36-year-old man with type 1 diabetes presents to the emergency room with hyperglycemia and possible diabetic ketoacidosis after not taking his insulin for 3 days.

Obesity may increase cognitive impairment in patients with risk of bipolar disorder

Obesity may increase cognitive impairment in patients with risk of bipolar disorder

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Patients with high risk for bipolar disorder are more likely to exhibit decreased cognitive performance as a function of increasing overweight status.

Lithium therapy may lead to silent thyroiditis in bipolar disorder

Lithium therapy may lead to silent thyroiditis in bipolar disorder

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Clinicians should monitor thyroid function when managing patients receiving lithium for bipolar disorder.

Cognitive remediation may improve executive function in bipolar disorder

Cognitive remediation may improve executive function in bipolar disorder

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Cognitive remediation may aid neurocognitive performance, including attention, working memory, and problem solving in bipolar disorder.

Psychiatric comorbid conditions may impact quality of life in bipolar disorder

Psychiatric comorbid conditions may impact quality of life in bipolar disorder

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Patients with greater clinical symptom severity had lower quality of life and higher functional impairment.

Mobile apps for bipolar disorder may not address consumer needs

Mobile apps for bipolar disorder may not address consumer needs

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Reviews containing "wishlists" indicate that consumer needs are not adequately addressed by the apps that are currently available.

Monotherapy and combined therapy for bipolar II disorder have similar responses

Monotherapy and combined therapy for bipolar II disorder have similar responses

The findings show no significant difference among sertraline monotherapy, lithium monotherapy, or a combination of the 2 medications.

Lithium not linked to increased cancer risk in patients with bipolar disorder

Lithium not linked to increased cancer risk in patients with bipolar disorder

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No difference was observed in risk of overall cancer in patients with bipolar disorder who use lithium, compared with the general population.

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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