A new study shows that meditative practice is surprisingly effective for bipolar depression. The late poet helps explain why.
Chris Aiken, MD
When we find ourselves in the half-tested world of off-label therapies, what’s a psychiatrist to do?
The treatment of bipolar disorder changed in ways big and small in 2019. More in this summary.
This adverse reaction to clozapine causes more fatalities than neutropenia. Here’s how to prevent it.
The first part of this series covered updates on traditional psychotropics—lithium, anticonvulsants, antipsychotics, and more. Here, Part 2 examines anti-inflammatories, natural supplements, and mitochondrial therapies.
For most patients, bipolar is a disorder of depression. It’s here that they spend the majority of their days...
Recognizing treatment resistance early can raise the response rate from 30% to 80% in difficult-to-treat cases. in this video, Jonathan Meyer, MD, shares his top strategies to manage it with Chris Aiken, MD.
Depression predominates across the lifespan in patients with bipolar disorder. Here: A discussion about (and beyond) the four FDA-approved drugs to treat symptoms.
Harnessing this drug interaction can reduce clozapine's metabolic risks, but it needs to be done with care.
We have nearly a dozen atypical antipsychotics to choose from, but do all of these work in bipolar disorder and which of them should we start with? Listen to the podcast.