Bipolar Disorder (January)

Date of Issue: 01/01/2018 | Volume: 16 | Number: 1

Issue Links:Learning Objectives | Editorial Information

Estimates of the number of patients on the bipolar spectrum have increased dramatically with the inclusion of antidepresant-induced mania/hypomania and depression with mixed features in DSM-5. In this issue, we help you understand the bipolar spectrum, and provide tips for diagnosis and treatment.

In This Issue


Note From the Editor-in-Chief

Topics: Bipolar Disorder

When I was training in the 1990s, diagnosing bipolar disorder seemed straightforward. These patients often came to our attention because of a flagrant manic episode. You may still remember the first time you treated a manic patient—I certainly do.

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The Bipolar Spectrum: Practical Tips for Diagnosis and Treatment

Topics: Bipolar Disorder | Free Articles

In this article, Dr. Aiken draws on his vast clinical experience to help us recognize the different types of patients who might present some degree of bipolarity, then provides tips on evidence-based treatments.

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Expert Q&A

Understanding the Bipolar Spectrum: Tips on Diagnosis

Topics: Bipolar Disorder | Practice Tools and Tips

Dr. Aiken discusses the history of bipolar disorder and goes through some key tips on diagnosing bipolar disorder, including the bipolarity index and specific questions to ask patients to help narrow down the diagnosis.

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Research Update

Estrogen Modulator Raloxifene Not Helpful for Schizophrenic Women

Topics: Antipsychotics | Research Update | Women's Issues in Psychiatry

Since estrogen can affect neurotransmitter functioning, there has been some interest in using estrogen modulators to treat psychiatric conditions, including schizophrenia. Raloxifene is a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM) with some preliminary evidence for effectiveness in women with schizophrenia.

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CME Post-Test

CME Post-Test - Bipolar Disorder, TCPR, January 2018

Topics: CME Post-Test

The post-test for this issue is available for one year after the publication date to subscribers only. By successfully completing the test you will be awarded a certificate for 1 CME credit.

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