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Bipolar Disorder

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Polypharmacy in the treatment of bipolar disorder is increasing in Asian countries, despite lack of evidence or support from guidelines. This echoes a broader trend for psychiatric conditions in North America.

When acute, severe adverse effects from a pre-switch antipsychotic occurs, what strategy is recommended? Take the quiz and learn more.

What medical condition is most frequently reported with comorbid mood and anxiety disorders? Take the quiz and learn more.

Studies of dendritic spine density and of protein expression in the brain may indicate common origin for similar symptoms in schizophrenia and bipolar.

In what psychiatric disorder, if any, has wake therapy been useful to alleviate symptoms? Take the quiz and learn more.

Best evidence shows that antidepressant monotherapy threatens emergent mania in bipolar I (but evidently not bipolar II). Concurrent mood stabilizers avert the problem.

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