Author | Roger S. Mcintyre, MD, FRCPC


Screening for Metabolic Syndrome in Bipolar Disorder

September 05, 2014

It is absolutely essential that every person who has bipolar disorder be screened for risk factors related to metabolic syndrome and diabetes and traditional risk factors like overweight and eating habits. More in this podcast.

Bipolar Disorder: A Brain-Body Disease

September 04, 2014

We know there is extensive overlap between bipolar disorder and medical morbidity-including obesity, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. The real question is why. More in this podcast.

Are Psychiatric Disorders Inflammatory-Based Conditions?

October 08, 2012

A plethora of studies support the hypothesis that inflammation plays a role in the pathophysiology of major psychiatric disorders.

Obesity and Bipolar Disorder

January 26, 2012

Dr Roger McIntyre answers a reader's question. How would you answer? Take the quiz.

Psychiatric Issues for Patients With Renal Disease

November 16, 2011

Currently, there are 350,000 Americans who receive maintenance dialysis for renal failure, and this predominantly elderly population with multiple comorbidities is growing.

Novel Treatment Avenues for Bipolar Depression

April 20, 2011

The evidence-based approach to bipolar depression symptoms includes treatment with lithium, conventional unimodal antidepressants, lamotrigine, or divalproex.

Which of the Following is the Most Common Neuropsychiatric Disorder in Bipolar Disorder?

March 10, 2011

Dr McIntyre discusses bipolar disorder and several studies in medical comorbidity in general and more specifically neurological comorbidity.

Substance Use With Comorbid Obesity in Patients With Bipolar Disorder

July 01, 2008

The rising prevalence and dispersion of obesity in North America in the past decade is analogous to a communicable disease epidemic. Longitudinal and cross-sectional associations between major depressive disorder, schizophrenia, and obesity have been established. Existing evidence also indicates that there is an association between bipolar disorder and obesity.

Bipolar Disorder: Defining Remission and Selecting Treatment

October 01, 2006

The longitudinal course of bipolar disorder (BD) is characterized by a low rate of recovery, a high rate of recurrence, and poor interepisodic functioning. There is a need to invoke a chronic disease management model (CDMM) when treating individuals with BD.