Bipolar Disorder

Anticonvulsants: What Works and What Doesn’t?

This CME reviews the anticonvulsants that are part of the armamentarium for bipolar disorder.

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Bipolar Disorder

The Neural Basis of Bipolar Disorder

Selected for clinical implications, here are some highlights from the recent acceleration in understanding of the mechanisms of bipolar disorder.

It may be difficult to distinguish borderline personality disorder from bipolar, but the difference is crucial for appropriate treatment. A review details the features crucial to correct diagnosis.

The psychiatrist’s role is to act as a consultant to maximize the likelihood of a successful taper and discontinuation and to minimize collateral morbidities or withdrawal complications. This slideshow features common scenarios in which a planned discontinuation of psychotropic medications occurs.

Some recent breakthroughs, using newly developed neuroscience investigational tools, suggest that if research resources are available, we could soon make substantial advances in understanding the mechanism of action of ECT.

Elderly patients represent approximately what percentage of the population with bipolar disorder? Take the quiz and learn more.

The transition from Medicaid to Medicare Part D has observable effects on treatment of bipolar.

Common medical conditions frequently complicate bipolar disorder. The purely physical problems often receive more attention and care than the mood disorder.


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