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Exploring the Link Between Persistent Infection, Inflammation, and Mood Disorders

Exploring the Link Between Persistent Infection, Inflammation, and Mood Disorders

It has been proposed that inflammation stemming from persistent pathogens may influence the development of mood disorders.

The Converging Effects of Neurocognitive Deficits and Bipolar Emotion

The Converging Effects of Neurocognitive Deficits and Bipolar Emotion

Mood symptoms in patients with bipolar disease may be a marker of cognitive symptom severity or cognitive deficits.

Clinician Insight: Exploring the Link Between Bipolar Disorder and Binge Eating Disorder

Clinician Insight: Exploring the Link Between Bipolar Disorder and Binge Eating Disorder

Psychiatry Advisor interviews with Allegra I. Broft, MD, to explore the connection between bipolar disorder and binge eating disorder.

Bipolar Postpartum Depression Frequently Missed, Requires Screening

Bipolar Postpartum Depression Frequently Missed, Requires Screening

The prevalence of bipolar postpartum depression is greater than previously understood and requires distinct treatment.

Nutritional Influences on Bipolar Disorder in Children

Nutritional Influences on Bipolar Disorder in Children

Evidence suggests that several underlying mechanisms of bipolar disorder may be improved with dietary interventions, and good nutrition is associated with improved outcomes in this population.

Early Intervention Strategies for Bipolar Disorder: Clinical Dilemmas and Directions

Early Intervention Strategies for Bipolar Disorder: Clinical Dilemmas and Directions

Awareness of risk factors for bipolar disorder facilitates early intervention, typically beginning with lifestyle changes rather than pharmacotherapy.

Adjunctive Therapies for Bipolar Disorder Show Promise, Need More Evidence

Adjunctive Therapies for Bipolar Disorder Show Promise, Need More Evidence

As pharmacologic options have largely remained the same during the last decade, there exists a need to consider adjunctive therapies for bipolar disorder treatment.

A Slow Road Toward Personalized Treatment of Bipolar Disorder

A Slow Road Toward Personalized Treatment of Bipolar 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.

News Articles

Bipolar Advisor Association Between School Exam Grades and Subsequent Development of Bipolar Disorder

Association Between School Exam Grades and Subsequent Development of Bipolar Disorder

The potential to develop bipolar disorder can negatively affect school test scores even before the condition is diagnosed.

Bipolar Advisor Consensus Statement: Managing Bipolar Disorder During and After Pregnancy

Consensus Statement: Managing Bipolar Disorder During and After Pregnancy

Investigators summarize data regarding the management of bipolar disorder during pregnancy and in the postpartum period.

Bipolar Advisor Early Life Stress, Neuroendocrine Function Analysis Differentiates Borderline Personality Disorder From Bipolar Disorder

Early Life Stress, Neuroendocrine Function Analysis Differentiates Borderline Personality Disorder From Bipolar Disorder

Analysis of early life stress and neuroendocrine function may help clinicians differentiate between borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder.

Bipolar Advisor Cognitive Function, Symptoms, Coping Style in Older Adults With Bipolar Disorder

Cognitive Function, Symptoms, Coping Style in Older Adults With Bipolar Disorder

Investigators suggest to optimize treatment to reduce depressive symptoms and focusing on therapeutic intervention for coping mechanisms in patients with bipolar disorder.

Bipolar Advisor Effectiveness and Tolerability of Adjunctive Lurasidone in Bipolar Disorder

Effectiveness and Tolerability of Adjunctive Lurasidone in Bipolar Disorder

Adjunctive lurasidone improved syndromal depression and maintained euthymia in patients with bipolar disorder.

Bipolar Advisor Recent Manic Episode Does Not Influence Antidepressant Response in Bipolar Disorder

Recent Manic Episode Does Not Influence Antidepressant Response in Bipolar Disorder

A study examined the effect of a recent manic episode on response to antidepressants in bipolar disorder.

Bipolar Advisor Interventions to Improve Caregiver Health Also Improve Symptoms of Patients

Interventions to Improve Caregiver Health Also Improve Symptoms of Patients

Investigators evaluated the effects of psychoeducation intervention strategies on the patient's mood over 6 months post-treatment.

Bipolar Advisor CANMAT, ISBD Issue New Guidelines for the Management of Bipolar Disorder

CANMAT, ISBD Issue New Guidelines for the Management of Bipolar Disorder

New to these guidelines are hierarchical rankings for first- and second-line treatment recommendations for acute mania, acute depression, and maintenance treatment.

Bipolar Advisor H1-Coil TMS Treatment Improves Cognitive Effect in Bipolar Depression

H1-Coil TMS Treatment Improves Cognitive Effect in Bipolar Depression

Investigators examined cognitive effects of deep transcranial magnetic stimulations in patients with treatment-resistant depression.

Bipolar Advisor The Risks and Difficulties of Managing Bipolar Disorder During Pregnancy

The Risks and Difficulties of Managing Bipolar Disorder During Pregnancy

Investigators summarize and present literature for treatment decisions made in pregnant women with bipolar disorder.

Bipolar Advisor Mania-Related Memory Bias Predicts Manic Episodes in Bipolar Disorder

Mania-Related Memory Bias Predicts Manic Episodes in Bipolar Disorder

Mania-related memory bias is a predictor of mania recurrence in bipolar disorder.

Bipolar Advisor Challenges With Treatment Engagement, Retention for Youth at Risk for Bipolar Disorder

Challenges With Treatment Engagement, Retention for Youth at Risk for Bipolar Disorder

Researchers identified youth at genetic risk for bipolar disorder and provided a psychosocial intervention to delay or prevent the onset of bipolar disorder.

Bipolar Advisor Psychopathological Features of Treatment-Resistant Unipolar Depression

Psychopathological Features of Treatment-Resistant Unipolar Depression

Clinical and socio-demographical characteristics between bipolar I disorder, bipolar II disorder, and treatment-resistant unipolar depression were examined.

Bipolar Advisor Predictors, Incidence of Long-term Use of Benzodiazepines, Z-Drugs in Bipolar Disorder

Predictors, Incidence of Long-term Use of Benzodiazepines, Z-Drugs in Bipolar Disorder

Investigators sought to determine the incidence of benzodiazepine and Z-drug initiation and predictors of long-term use in patients with bipolar disorder.

Bipolar Advisor Higher Incidence of Mania in Adults With Intellectual Disabilities vs General Population

Higher Incidence of Mania in Adults With Intellectual Disabilities vs General Population

The incidence rates of depression and mania in adults with intellectual disabilities were examined.

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