Biopolar Disorder

Psychotropic Drug Indications

Drug comparisons for mood disorders such as bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, treatment resistant depression, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and others.

Predictors of Suicide Risk in Bipolar Disorder Vary by Sex

Predictors of Suicide Risk in Bipolar Disorder Vary by Sex

Patients with bipolar disorder face a risk for suicide that is up to 20 times greater than that of the general population. However, the specific factors that contribute to this risk are not necessarily comparable across all populations.

Lurasidone May Be Effective for Long-Term Treatment of Pediatric Bipolar Depression

Lurasidone May Be Effective for Long-Term Treatment of Pediatric Bipolar Depression

In pediatric patients with bipolar I depression, long-term treatment with lurasidone 20 mg/day is effective in reducing depressive symptoms.

Neurocognitive Profile in Comorbid OCD and Bipolar Disorder

Neurocognitive Profile in Comorbid OCD and Bipolar Disorder

Investigators compared set-shifting, decision making, and central coherence in patients with bipolar disorder, OCD, and comorbid bipolar disorder with OCD.

Social Cognition May Moderate Neurocognition, Community Functioning in Bipolar Disorder

Social Cognition May Moderate Neurocognition, Community Functioning in Bipolar Disorder

These findings indicate a significant modulative effect of social cognition on neurocognition and community functioning in bipolar disorder and thus may be relevant in titrating treatment in patients with varying social cognition levels.

Children of Consanguineous Marriage at Increased Risk for Mood Disorders, Psychoses

Children of Consanguineous Marriage at Increased Risk for Mood Disorders, Psychoses

Communities that favor consanguineous marriage should receive sensitive advice on the risks involved to aid in reproductive decision making.

Personality Functioning Associated With Global Functioning in Bipolar Disorder I

Personality Functioning Associated With Global Functioning in Bipolar Disorder I

These results highlight the potential utility of incorporating personality functioning assessments into bipolar disorder I treatment plans to fully restore global functioning during remission.

GDF-15 Levels: Examining Premature Aging in Bipolar Disorder

GDF-15 Levels: Examining Premature Aging in Bipolar Disorder

Researchers noted that therapeutic interventions focused on GDF-15 levels may decrease mortality risk and increase longevity in patients with bipolar disorder.

Family-Focused Intervention Effective for Caregivers of Patients With Bipolar Disorder

Family-Focused Intervention Effective for Caregivers of Patients With Bipolar Disorder

Patients associated with caregivers who received family-focused treatment also demonstrated a significant decrease in depressive symptoms compared with patients associated with caregivers in the control group.

Addressing Racial Disparities in Bipolar Disorder Treatment

Addressing Racial Disparities in Bipolar Disorder Treatment

Individuals of African ancestry are more likely misdiagnosed with a disease other than bipolar disorder.

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