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Researchers asked whether there are any signs or symptoms that predict later diagnosable bipolar disorder with reasonable accuracy. If so, this would be useful for prognosis and preparation, but even more importantly, encourage efforts targeting prevention.

Depression worsens the outcomes of chronic comorbidities, such as diabetes. New research shows the time is now to address these concerns.

Renal failure is not an uncommon disorder either in the general public or in patients with psychiatric disorders, but accompanying depression, anxiety, and loss must be attended to during such an illness.

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Critics of psychiatry claim there is an “epidemic” of mental illness in the US—and some argue this is a consequence of psychiatric treatment. But the best epidemiological evidence reveals no such epidemic in this country, rendering the iatrogenic “explanation” null and void.

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Insights about emotion regulation in bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder from a new study; and new information about post-partum depressive epidoes in women with bipolar disorder.

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Here: highlights of a new study of the antipsychotic agent ziprasidone in bipolar spectrum disorder -- and a quick synopsis of another trial of a recently approved inhaled form of the antipsychotic loxapine in bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

What is the latest evidenced-based tool for cultural assessment that is included in DSM-5?

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