Mood Disorders

Manic Episode Inpatient Admissions Appear to Peak During Summer

Manic Episode Inpatient Admissions Appear to Peak During Summer

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For manic episodes, admissions for men peaked in June, and in September for women.

Mental Health Problems in Adolescents With HIV: Overview & Expert Interview

Mental Health Problems in Adolescents With HIV: Overview & Expert Interview

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Adolescents infected with HIV have a greater risk for psychiatric hospitalizations compared with those not infected with HIV.

High Risk for Anxiety, Depression, and Stress Observed Among Single Mothers

High Risk for Anxiety, Depression, and Stress Observed Among Single Mothers

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This research promotes the use of more rigorous screening efforts for mental illness among single mothers.

Psychotropic Medications May Improve Pregnancy Outcomes in Bipolar Disorder

Psychotropic Medications May Improve Pregnancy Outcomes in Bipolar Disorder

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Reduced head circumference in the offspring of women with untreated bipolar disorder appeared to be related to sociodemographic characteristics.

Suicide Attempts Associated With Sleep and Circadian Rhythm Disturbances in Bipolar Disorder

Suicide Attempts Associated With Sleep and Circadian Rhythm Disturbances in Bipolar Disorder

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All patients with bipolar disorder had more circadian rhythm and sleep disturbances than healthy control patients.

Retirement Associated With Increased Risk for Depressive Symptoms

Retirement Associated With Increased Risk for Depressive Symptoms

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Employment status displayed a lagged effect on depression, with retirement preceding higher levels of depression 2 years after initial retirement status report.

Teacher, Student Psychological Well-being Linked

Teacher, Student Psychological Well-being Linked

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Educators' mental health and well-being is associated with their students' mental well-being or feelings of distress.

Early Risk Factors for Bipolar Disorder Found in Offspring of BD Parents

Early Risk Factors for Bipolar Disorder Found in Offspring of BD Parents

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The most robust predictive risk factor for BD is a confirmed history of the illness in a first-degree relative, which is associated with an 8-fold to 10-fold lifetime risk for BD and a 2-fold to 3-fold lifetime risk for depressive disorder vs the general population.

Link Identified Between Cured Meat and Mania in Bipolar Disorder

Link Identified Between Cured Meat and Mania in Bipolar Disorder

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These results suggest that the nitrates in cured meat are driving the association between cured meat consumption and mania.

Correctional Psychiatry: Challenges and Rewards

Correctional Psychiatry: Challenges and Rewards

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Approximately 15% of incarcerated people have serious mental illness, although that number can vary depending on the type of illness.

Poor Functional Outcomes Tied to Depressive Symptoms in Multiple Sclerosis

Poor Functional Outcomes Tied to Depressive Symptoms in Multiple Sclerosis

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Higher depressive symptoms in patients with multiple sclerosis was associated with lower employment and processing speed.

Lithium May Treat Children With Bipolar Disorder, but Pediatric Studies Are Lacking

Lithium May Treat Children With Bipolar Disorder, but Pediatric Studies Are Lacking

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Lithium appears to be a suitable treatment for pediatric bipolar disorder; however, dedicated research has been scarce.

Improvement in Guidelines for Monitoring Patients Receiving Lithium Essential

Improvement in Guidelines for Monitoring Patients Receiving Lithium Essential

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The quality of patient monitoring may improve if the clinical practice guidelines are improved, as many healthcare professionals use the guidelines in their monitoring of patients taking lithium.

Cognitive Reserve Protects Against Depression in Multiple Sclerosis

Cognitive Reserve Protects Against Depression in Multiple Sclerosis

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Greater cognitive reserve may protect against depression in patients with multiple sclerosis.

Light Therapy Offers Nonpharmacologic Treatment for Perimenopausal Depression

Light Therapy Offers Nonpharmacologic Treatment for Perimenopausal Depression

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Light treatments successfully corrected abnormal timing of melatonin circadian rhythms in perimenopausal women with depression and improved mood and sleep within 2 weeks.

Depressive Symptoms Have Greater Negative Effect on MS Functional Outcomes Than Anxiety

Depressive Symptoms Have Greater Negative Effect on MS Functional Outcomes Than Anxiety

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The authors noted a potential for a complex and dynamic relationship between depression and functional outcomes in multiple sclerosis , with greater dysfunction possibly increasing levels of depression.

Pain, Depression, and Opioid Misuse May Be Associated With Drug Overdoses

Pain, Depression, and Opioid Misuse May Be Associated With Drug Overdoses

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Pain conditions may largely be underrecognized contributors to the overdose epidemic.

Using DSM Criteria, Pediatric Bipolar Disorder Diagnoses Generally Remain Unchanged at Follow-Up

Using DSM Criteria, Pediatric Bipolar Disorder Diagnoses Generally Remain Unchanged at Follow-Up

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The authors of this study were interested in whether the criteria used to diagnose adults with bipolar disorder would be adequate for adolescents.

Illness Severity, Comorbid Clinical Features Affect Patient Capacity to Provide Informed Consent

Illness Severity, Comorbid Clinical Features Affect Patient Capacity to Provide Informed Consent

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Patients unable to give informed consent displayed insufficient understanding of the study risks and benefits and the difference between research and individualized care.

Coping Flexibility Predictive of Post-Event Mood State in Bipolar Disorder

Coping Flexibility Predictive of Post-Event Mood State in Bipolar Disorder

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This research suggests that coping flexibility and perceived controllability are crucial to the mood states of patients with bipolar disorder following Behavioral Approach System-activating stimuli.

FDA to Review Vraylar sNDA for Treatment of Bipolar Depression

FDA to Review Vraylar sNDA for Treatment of Bipolar Depression

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The FDA has accepted the supplemental New Drug Application for Vraylar as a treatment for depressive episodes associated with bipolar I disorder in adults.

Aggression in Bipolar I Disorder and Psychosis Associated With Suicidal Ideation, Alcohol Abuse

Aggression in Bipolar I Disorder and Psychosis Associated With Suicidal Ideation, Alcohol Abuse

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Management of alcohol abuse, suicidal ideation or behavior, and manic symptoms may reduce aggression among patients with bipolar disorder with psychotic features.

Assortative Mating Among Bipolar Patients in the United States Increases Risk for Illness in Offspring

Assortative Mating Among Bipolar Patients in the United States Increases Risk for Illness in Offspring

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The presence of unipolar depression in the spouse of someone with bipolar depression was associated with unipolar depression in their offspring, who had a 41.5% risk for developing that disorder.

Panel Recommends Earlier Body Weight Monitoring in Use of Mood Stabilizers

Panel Recommends Earlier Body Weight Monitoring in Use of Mood Stabilizers

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Mood stabilizers are useful for long-term management of bipolar disorder, but weight change can create an emotional burden for some patients, as well as heighten the risk for metabolic dysregulation.

Text Message Reminders Improve Medication Adherence in Bipolar I Disorder

Text Message Reminders Improve Medication Adherence in Bipolar I Disorder

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Researchers emphasize the cost-effectiveness of text message reminders in prompting individuals with bipolar I disorder to adhere to medication treatments.

Pilot Study Investigates Lithium vs Quetiapine for Bipolar Spectrum Disorder

Pilot Study Investigates Lithium vs Quetiapine for Bipolar Spectrum Disorder

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This pilot study demonstrates the potential efficacy and safety of lithium as a treatment option for bipolar disorder.

Antidepressant Effects of Ketamine Appear to Require Opioid System Activation

Antidepressant Effects of Ketamine Appear to Require Opioid System Activation

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Researchers conducted a double-blind crossover study in adults with treatment-resistant depression to determine the involvement of the opioid system in ketamine's antidepressant effects.

Cost-Effective Telehealth Alternatives for Veterans With Depression

Cost-Effective Telehealth Alternatives for Veterans With Depression

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Researchers working with a population of veterans found that the healthcare utilization costs of telehealth services were significantly cheaper compared with in-person visits, with only a relatively small difference in quality of life.

Polygenic Risk Scores Could Aid in Identifying Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia

Polygenic Risk Scores Could Aid in Identifying Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia

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While polygenic risk scores are not yet ready for clinical use, researchers found that patients with psychosis had significant increases in schizophrenia and bipolar polygenic risk scores.

Gestational Diabetes Associated With Increased Risk for Postpartum Depression

Gestational Diabetes Associated With Increased Risk for Postpartum Depression

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These findings suggest an increased risk for postpartum depressive symptoms in mothers with gestational diabetes, independent of depressive symptomatology during pregnancy.

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