APA BPD

Bipolar Disorder: Got Antidepressants?

September 01, 2015

Unspecified bipolar disorder? Comorbid borderline personality disorder? Or, in the case presented here, is it time to break out the mixed specifier from DSM-5?

Diabetes in Bipolar Disorder Takes Its Toll

July 02, 2015

Abnormal glucose metabolism may accelerate the age-related decline in hippocampal volumes in BD, according to one new study.

The Impact of Impaired Glycemic Control on Bipolar Disorder

June 10, 2015

As the intricate relationship between impaired glycemic control and bipolar disorder begins to unravel, possible directions for treatment options for the mood disorder continue to expand.

Tectonic Shift in the Conception of Bipolar Disorder

June 04, 2015

A beautifully detailed algorithm for treatment options in bipolar disorder is described.

How Clinicians Actually Use the DSM: Psychiatric Times Survey Results

May 21, 2015

Given that one of the primary goals of making DSM revisions is to improve its clinical utility, establishing a baseline of current usage is critical to inform future proposals. For this and other reasons, the authors provide preliminary results from research focused on determining clinicians’ actual use of DSM.

Highlights of the 168th American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting: A Focus on Bipolar Disorder

May 16, 2015

From the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders in pregnant and nursing women to the effects of antidepressants and anti-inflammatory agents on older adults with stress and mood disorders, APA is a great opportunity to learn state-of-the-art information on bipolar disorder.

Psychiatry Comic: APA Rockstar

May 16, 2015

A bit of conference levity as we cover serious issues.

Case Report: Bipolar II or MDD?

May 16, 2015

An instructive case that ties in to an APA presentation on "Treatment and Research of Treatment-Resistant Depression and Bipolar Disorder."

Recognizing and Treating Geriatric Mood Disorders

May 14, 2015

In order for older patients to derive greater enjoyment from their later years, clinicians must take special care during evaluation, treatment, and follow up when working with this growing population.

5 Important Study Reports in May

May 12, 2015

Keeping up with the research on bipolar disorder, including findings from studies on cognition, neurogeneration, positive and negative emotion regulation, and weight gain.