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Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

A large international study finds distinct differences in white matter in the brains of patients with bipolar disorder, confirming many smaller but less conclusive studies.

Surveys reveal that only half of US mental health centers offer treatment programs for people who have both illegal drug disorders and mental health problems.

Ranked by the World Health Organization among the top 10 most disabling disorders in the world, bipolar disorder was the subject of review in a recent study. Here, a video summary by the lead author of a study on bipolar disorder and aggression.

Changes in reimbursement patterns appear to affect the use of drugs for mania in bipolar disorder, and recent studies suggest optimal approaches to treatment of acute manic episodes.

Helping to shed light on the often misunderstood topic of aggression and how it may or may not manifest in adults with bipolar disorder, Dr Javier Ballester summarizes the most important findings, based on his research.

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