These results highlight the potential utility of incorporating personality functioning assessments into bipolar disorder I treatment plans to fully restore global functioning during remission.
Researchers noted that therapeutic interventions focused on GDF-15 levels may decrease mortality risk and increase longevity in patients with bipolar disorder.
Patients associated with caregivers who received family-focused treatment also demonstrated a significant decrease in depressive symptoms compared with patients associated with caregivers in the control group.
Individuals of African ancestry are more likely misdiagnosed with a disease other than bipolar disorder.
Researchers characterized the psychopathological features in patients with type II bipolar disorder who experienced treatment-emergent mania after exposure to antidepressants.
Patients with type I bipolar disorder had significantly higher fasting triglyceride levels (121.7 mg/dL vs 87.0 mg/dL, P <.01).
Individuals with depressive residual symptoms between episodes may have more of a negative course of illness.
These findings challenge existing concerns about the association of light therapy with manic switching and may be useful for clinicians in developing treatment strategies for patients with bipolar disorder.
Bipolar disorder (31.9%), depression (19.8%), schizophrenia (14.2%), and anxiety disorders (9.1%) were the most common mental health issues reported. Approximately 13% of evacuees with a mental health concern reported a history of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Successful management of both the manic and depressive states in bipolar disorder has been difficult to achieve, despite a broad range of pharmacologic treatments available.
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