Bipolar Disorder

Research Update

“Soft” Bipolar Does Not Affect Antidepressant Treatment Outcomes

Topics: Bipolar Disorder | Depressive Disorder

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Using Lithium in Bipolar Disorder: A Primer

Topics: Bipolar Disorder

The discovery of the therapeutic effects of lithium in 1949 counts as one of the great examples of serendipity in the history of science. John Cade, an Australian psychiatrist, used lithium purely as a solvent to stop uric acid crystals from appearing in the urine of manic patients, which he was experimentally injecting into guinea pigs. Eventually he r

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Discussing Bipolar Disorder with Your Patients

Topics: Bipolar Disorder

Case Study: Ms. N was a 30 year old attorney who was referred to me by her treating psychiatrist for consultation. She had a long history of depression and anxiety. Her psychiatrist had treated her with a combination of psychotherapy and antidepressants. Her recent response to Lexapro was an almost “too rapid” improvement followed by the “wors

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Expert QA

Distinguishing Bipolar from Unipolar Depression

Topics: Bipolar Disorder

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Research Update

Adjunctive Nuvigil Possibly Effective for Bipolar Depression

Topics: Bipolar Disorder | Depressive Disorder

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Fluoxetine May Prevent Relapse After Bipolar II Depressive Episode

Topics: Bipolar Disorder | Depressive Disorder

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Depakote for Acute Bipolar Depression? Maybe

Topics: Bipolar Disorder

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Antidepressants: Little Long-Term Benefit for Bipolar Disorder

Topics: Antidepressants | Bipolar Disorder

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Popular Bipolar Screening Measure Questioned

Topics: Bipolar Disorder

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Seroquel For Bipolar Depression: The BOLDest and Best?

Topics: Bipolar Disorder

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Antidepressants May Not Induce Mania in Bipolar Disorder

Topics: Antidepressants | Bipolar Disorder

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Lamictal May Have Small Benefit for Bipolar Depression

Topics: Bipolar Disorder

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Antidepressants and Bipolar Disorder: An Update

Topics: Antidepressants | Bipolar Disorder

Much of what is confusing and controversial in the treatment of bipolar disorder revolves around the role of antidepressants. Are they dangerous or safe? Are they effective or ineffective? Does it matter whether the patient has Bipolar I or II? Do antidepressants cause manic switching? In some circles, even asking this question is tantamount to as

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Expert QA

Is Bipolar Disorder Overdiagnosed?

Topics: Bipolar Disorder

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Research Update

An approach to treating comorbid anxiety disorder and bipolar disorder

Topics: Bipolar Disorder

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A new study is consistent with FDA’s black box requirements for antidepressants.

Topics: Bipolar Disorder

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Adjunctive psychotherapy helpful in bipolar depression

Topics: Bipolar Disorder

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Pediatric bipolar vs. severe mood dysregulation: New evidence

Topics: Bipolar Disorder | Child Psychiatry

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It’s Official: Topamax doesn’t work for Bipolar Disorder

Topics: Bipolar Disorder

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Bipolar Disorder in Children: Is the Diagnosis Valid?

Topics: Bipolar Disorder | Child Psychiatry

We’ve all noticed the trend: children are increasingly being diagnosed with bipolar disorder. According to the Wall Street Journal, the number of children diagnosed with bipolar increased by 26% from 2002 to 2004 (May 25, 2005). This issue is controversial, because psychiatrists are already accused of overmedicating children. Over the last several

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