Biopolar Disorder
Lithium Use in Bipolar Disorder Not Linked to Increased Cancer Risk

Lithium Use in Bipolar Disorder Not Linked to Increased Cancer Risk

Lithium treatment was not associated with the overall cancer risk in Swedish patients with bipolar disorder in the age group 50-84 years.

Lower Bipolar Disorder Rehospitalization Rate With Atypical Antipsychotics

Lower Bipolar Disorder Rehospitalization Rate With Atypical Antipsychotics

Patients discharged with a mood stabilizer and an atypical antipsychotic had the lowest rehospitalization rate.

Bipolar Disorder and Association With Immune Dysfunction

Bipolar Disorder and Association With Immune Dysfunction

Immune dysfunction may mediate the link between bipolar disorder and medical comorbidities.

Brain Scan Reveals Link Between Bipolar Disorder and Suicide Risk

In a new study, teens and young adults with bipolar disorder who had attempted suicide had slightly less volume and activity in areas of the brain that regulate emotion and impulses.

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.

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