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Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder: Effective Personalized Strategies

Bipolar disorder is a biopsychosocial disorder, but mood-stabilizing medications are the backbone of treatment.

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Bipolar Disorder

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Sexual dysfunction is a common problem in psychotic disorders such as bipolar. But is it due to the illness itself or the medications used to treat it?

Neuroanatomy studies are revealing differences in responses involving judgment and impulsivity between people with bipolar disorder and those with other behavioral disorders or healthy controls.

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