Mood Disorders Information Center
Does Bipolar I Disorder Effect the Course of Conduct/Antisocial Personality Disorders in Adolescents?
Adolescents with bipolar I disorder whose symptoms are in remission are significantly less likely to experience conduct disorder or antisocial personality disorder.
Findings seen across spectrum of care -- outpatient, emergency department, inpatient.
There is no distinct cut off for the Functional Assessment Short Test between none, mind, moderate, and severe functional impairment.
Perseris, an atypical antipsychotic, has an extended-release delivery system that releases sustained levels of risperidone over 1 month.
Maternal lithium use in the first trimester of pregnancy may increase the risk for infant malformations.
Depressed mood more common in young pregnant women today than in their mothers' generation.
Differences Between Cyclothymic Disorder and Unspecified Bipolar Disorder in Youth May Indicate Course of Disorder
Investigators sought to determine the differences between youth with cyclothymic disorder and bipolar disorder not otherwise specified.
Patients receiving treatment with antipsychotic agents would benefit from screening for tardive dyskinesia as these repetitive movements can negatively affect quality of life.
Repeated assessments improved the patients' ability to assess their own situation and the case workers' understanding of the patients' situations.
These findings are in line with previous research, which suggested that abuse and neglect in childhood have different effects on the brain.