Biopolar Disorder
Untreated Psychotic Illness: Stemming the Tide

Untreated Psychotic Illness: Stemming the Tide

Delays in treatment for psychosis can be associated with poorer outcomes.

Best Practices for Treatment of Bipolar Disorder

Best Practices for Treatment of Bipolar Disorder

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

Combination Treatment More Effective After Bipolar Episode

Combination Treatment More Effective After Bipolar Episode

Atypical antipsychotic adjunctive therapy to mood stabilizers may be more effective than mood stabilizer monotherapy.

Bipolar Disorder Monotherapy Treatment Approved

Bipolar Disorder Monotherapy Treatment Approved

For the acute treatment of manic or mixed episodes in bipolar I disorder, the recommended starting and treatment dose is now 5-10mg twice daily.

Slightly Higher HIV Screening in Patients With Severe Mental Illness

Slightly Higher HIV Screening in Patients With Severe Mental Illness

This study included Medicaid patients taking medications to treat bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or major depression with psychosis.

Lithium Side Effects for Bipolar Disorder Lead to Lower Prescription Rates

Lithium Side Effects for Bipolar Disorder Lead to Lower Prescription Rates

Lithium prescription rates for patients with bipolar disorder have declined during the last decade.

Psychoeducation No More Effective Than Peer Support at Reducing Time to Next Bipolar Episode

Psychoeducation No More Effective Than Peer Support at Reducing Time to Next Bipolar Episode

Group psychoeducation is a low-cost psychological intervention with specific clinical benefits in early bipolar disorder, if the focus of care is preventing future mania relapse and improving self-management, interpersonal function, and support.

Smartphone Questionnaire Effective for Long-Term Monitoring of Mood Instability

Smartphone Questionnaire Effective for Long-Term Monitoring of Mood Instability

The Mood Zoom questionnaire asks users to rate anxiety, elation, sadness, anger, irritability, and energy on a 7-point Likert scale

Cognitive Reserve May Predict Neurocognitive Performance in Bipolar Disorder

Cognitive Reserve May Predict Neurocognitive Performance in Bipolar Disorder

Programs conducted in early stages of bipolar disorder to improve cognition and functioning may boost cognitive reserve and thus, help prevent cognitive decline.

Altered Connectivity in 2 Brain Networks Differentiate Bipolar Mood States

Altered Connectivity in 2 Brain Networks Differentiate Bipolar Mood States

One line of future research in this area will be examining whether dorsal attention network connectivity predicts behavioral performance and emotional reactivity.

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