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Bipolar Disorder Episodes

Melatonin Makes its Debut in Bipolar Disorder [60 Sec Psych]

July 8, 2020 | Podcasts

It’s tempting to think that melatonin will help in bipolar disorder. As we covered last month, disrupted circadian rhythms are one of the leading causes of bipolar, and blue-light blocking glasses ─ which increase the brain’s own melatonin ─ are effective in mania, and melatonin works in circadian rhythm disorders like jet lag. But in its

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The Microbiome in Mood Disorders

July 5, 2020 | Podcasts

This week we’re podcasting from the International Society for Bipolar Disorders 2020 conference, where we’ve been scouring the virtual halls for all that is practical and newsworthy. The yield is high so tune in for a new episode every day. Today, an up-to-date review of the microbiome in mood disorders. Published On: 7/5/2020 Duration: 6

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Word of the Day: Ultradian Cycling

July 4, 2020 | Podcasts

Every disorder has its obscure terminology, and the word of the day from the International Bipolar conference is: Ultradian cycling. Published On: 7/4/2020 Duration: 4 minutes, 41 seconds Transcript: Every disorder has its obscure terminology, and the word of the day from the International Bipolar conference is: Ultradian cycling. If you’ve r

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Unexpected Results on Lithium and the Kidneys

July 3, 2020 | Podcasts

This week we’re podcasting from the International Society for Bipolar Disorders 2020 conference, where we’ve been scouring the virtual halls for all that is practical and newsworthy. The yield is high so tune in for a new episode every day. Today, a poster presentation from the Mayo Clinic challenges conventional wisdom about whether to stop lithi

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Can therapy work on its own in bipolar II?

July 2, 2020 | Podcasts

This week we’re podcasting from the International Society for Bipolar Disorders 2020 conference, where we’ve been scouring the virtual halls for all that is practical and newsworthy. The yield is high so tune in for a new episode every day. Today, unpublished findings on the first solo psychotherapy study in bipolar II. Published On: 7/2/2019

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Celebrex for Bipolar Depression

July 1, 2020 | Podcasts

This week we’re podcasting from the International Society for Bipolar Disorders 2020 conference, where we’ve been scouring the virtual halls for all that is practical and newsworthy. The yield is high so tune in for a new episode every day. Today, new results on an anti-inflammatory medication in bipolar depression. Published On: 7/1/2020 Durat

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A Diet for Bipolar Disorder

June 30, 2020 | Podcasts

The first clinical trial of a modified diet for bipolar disorder in this daily dispatch from the International Society for Bipolar Disorders 2020 conference. Published On: 6/30/2020 Duration: 7 minutes, 50 seconds Transcript:  This week we’re podcasting DAILY from the International Society for Bipolar Disorders 2020 conference, where

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Will the Best Atypical Stand Up?

June 29, 2020 | Podcasts

Daily dispatches from the International Bipolar Disorders Conference. There are four atypical antipsychotics that treat bipolar depression, but which have the best balance of efficacy and tolerability? Published On: 6/29/2020 Duration: 5 minutes, 15 seconds Transcript: Will the Best Atypical Stand Up? This week we’re podcasting from

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How to Stabilize Circadian Rhythms in Bipolar: A Patient Guide

June 8, 2020 | Podcasts

The first in our patient guides, this episode was made to share with patients. Follow the key behavioral steps from morning to night as you develop a routine to stabilize the biological clock that drives bipolar moods. Learn how to use dawn simulators and blue light blockers to improve sleep and wakefulness. Published On: 5/8/20 Duration: 20 m

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Antidepressants in Bipolar [60 Sec Psych]

May 28, 2020 | Podcasts

Do they help? Do they harm? And can mood stabilizers protect patients who take them? A review of Bahji A, Ermacora D, Stephenson C, Hawken ER, Vazquez G. Comparative efficacy and tolerability of pharmacological treatments for the treatment of acute bipolar depression: A systematic review and network meta-analysis. J Affect Disord. 2020;269:154‐184.

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