Bipolar Disorder

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Bipolar Disorder

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Evidence suggests that co-occurrence with ADHD is a marker of preadolescent-onset mania. This slideshow provides some evidence for you to decide whether this form of very early-onset mania represents a developmental subtype of the disorder.

Evidence differs on whether memantine is a useful adjunct to bipolar treatment. But it does suggest interesting immune phenomena underlying the condition.

For bipolar patients on long-term lithium treatment, vigilance for cardiac adverse effects is warranted.

Bipolar disorder stands out in genetic studies. Errors in sperm production may increase the risk in offspring, as may having a similarly affected parent.


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