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Bipolar Disorder

This article reviews DSM-5 changes to symptom criteria for bipolar disorder. The primary focus is on the diagnosis and treatment of mania and hypomania.

Lithium therapy in bipolar disorder is associated with chronic kidney disease but not with an increased rate of end-stage disease.

What would lead clinicians to prescribe a novel antipsychotic as first-line therapy for manic symptoms over standard bipolar agents like lithium and valproate?

Depressive symptoms improved in bipolar patients given instruction on the role of circadian rhythm disturbance in mental disorders.

Children with bipolar 1 disorder ages 6 to 15 years, had better response to risperidone than to lithium or divalproex in the TEAM study.

A study from the UK found that patients with bipolar type 2 disorder were at significantly higher risk of problem gambling than those with bipolar type 1 disorder.

Are antidepressants safer and more effective in type II vs type I bipolar disorder? What factors predict use of benzodiazepines in patients with bipolar disorder? Insights here.


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