Biopolar Disorder
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.

Low Levels of Vitamin D in Patients With Bipolar Disorder

Low Levels of Vitamin D in Patients With Bipolar Disorder

Approximately 2.5% of people worldwide are estimated to have bipolar spectrum disorders, which are a significant cause of neuropsychiatric disability.

Haloperidol in the Emergency Department Setting

Haloperidol in the Emergency Department Setting

Dr. Scott Zeller suggests it is time to move away from emergency intramuscular haloperidol.

Does Methylphenidate Lead to Treatment-Emergent Mania?

Does Methylphenidate Lead to Treatment-Emergent Mania?

Patients with comorbid bipolar disorder and ADHD may benefit from methylphenidate treatment, if it can be done without incurring the risk of mania.

Searching for Novel Endophenotypic Markers for Bipolar Disorder

Searching for Novel Endophenotypic Markers for Bipolar Disorder

Intra-subject variability in reaction time (ISVRT) is viewed as a promising behavioral endophenotype for bipolar disorder.

Gene Sets Altered Across Brain Regions in Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder & MDD

Gene Sets Altered Across Brain Regions in Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder & MDD

Until now, the majority of postmortem research that has examined functionally related gene sets has been limited to a single disorder or region of the brain.

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