Regardless of whatever short-term benefit patients perceive from cannabis, the evidence points clearly to an association between usage and worsening course of bipolar disorder over time.
A number of factors affect treatment adherence, including the therapeutic alliance, perceived perceived lack of control, risk of dependence on medications, stigma associated with medication use, and more.
A new study shows that meditative practice is surprisingly effective for bipolar depression. The late poet helps explain why.
Experts discuss the rationale and history of L-methylfolate use in patients, and then shares three cases that collectively suggest L-methylfolate may contribute to agitation and mania.
When we meet a new patient who presents with "classic" symptoms, there are challenges described in this brief video.
This review highlights an important diagnostic and therapeutic task: the importance of differentiating true bipolar disorder/obsessive-compulsive disorder comorbidity from BD with secondary OCD.
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.
Do you need help persuading patients to try lithium?
An accurate assessment of bipolar disorder requires psychiatric evaluation of a range of symptoms marked by extreme mood changes and other factors described in brief.