Bipolar Disorder

Analysis of Cognitive Impairment Tx Strategies in Bipolar Disorder

Analysis of Cognitive Impairment Tx Strategies in Bipolar Disorder

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In bipolar disorder, neurocognitive impairment needs to be considered a therapeutic clinical target to improve psychosocial functioning.

Thyroid Disease Linked With Higher Rates of Manic Relapse In Bipolar Disorder

Thyroid Disease Linked With Higher Rates of Manic Relapse In Bipolar Disorder

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Manic relapse in bipolar disorder is connected to thyroid disease.

Bipolar Disorder Relapse Episodes Delayed With Risperidone Treatment

Bipolar Disorder Relapse Episodes Delayed With Risperidone Treatment

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Bipolar disorder mood relapse episodes were delayed with risperidone long-acting injection.

Lamotrigine: Alternate Bipolar Disorder Treatment to Lithium During Pregnancy

Lamotrigine: Alternate Bipolar Disorder Treatment to Lithium During Pregnancy

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Bipolar disorder treatment with lamotrigine during pregnancy may also prevent postpartum depressive episodes.

Correct Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis Delayed By Depression Diagnosis At Younger Age

Correct Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis Delayed By Depression Diagnosis At Younger Age

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Depressed patients with diagnoses that ultimately converted to bipolar disorder had been diagnosed with depression earlier.

Late Teen Emotional Stability Inversely Tied to Mental Illness

Late Teen Emotional Stability Inversely Tied to Mental Illness

Emotional stability assessed in late adolescence is inversely associated with serious mental illness.

Lithium Not Associated With Increased Cancer Risk in Bipolar Disorder

Lithium Not Associated With Increased Cancer Risk in Bipolar Disorder

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Neither bipolar disorder nor lithium treatment was associated with increased cancer incidence.

Greater Cognitive Decline in Individuals at Risk for Bipolar Disorder With Obesity

Greater Cognitive Decline in Individuals at Risk for Bipolar Disorder With Obesity

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The burden of illness associated with bipolar disorder warrants early preemption.

Negative Outcomes in Bipolar, Schizoaffective Disorder Linked to Irritability

Negative Outcomes in Bipolar, Schizoaffective Disorder Linked to Irritability

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Irritability may have wide-ranging impacts on symptomatic, functional, and social elements of quality of life.

Bipolar Disorder Treatment Can Lead to Silent Thyroiditis

Bipolar Disorder Treatment Can Lead to Silent Thyroiditis

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Careful monitoring of thyroid function is necessary for patients undergoing lithium therapy.

Bipolar Disorder: QoL Affected by Depression, Irritiability

Bipolar Disorder: QoL Affected by Depression, Irritiability

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Patients with bipolar disorder saw their quality of life affected by depression, irritability, and other psychiatric conditions.

Bipolar Disorder Mobile Apps May Not Address Consumer Needs

Bipolar Disorder Mobile Apps May Not Address Consumer Needs

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Bipolar disorder mental health mobile apps containing "wishlists" might not adequately meet consumer needs.

Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, and Cardiometabolic Comorbidities Lead to Greater Mortality

Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, and Cardiometabolic Comorbidities Lead to Greater Mortality

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Schizophrenia, mood disorders, and diabetes were among the top 20 conditions with the highest all-cause 30-day readmission rates.

Alcohol Abuse in Patients With Bipolar Disorder May Be Treatable

Alcohol Abuse in Patients With Bipolar Disorder May Be Treatable

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Two OTC supplements may improve brain function and mood control in patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

Lithium Use in Bipolar Disorder Not Linked to Increased Cancer Risk

Lithium Use in Bipolar Disorder Not Linked to Increased Cancer Risk

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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