Bipolar Disorder


Dosing Tips for Bipolar Disorder: Quetiapine

September 14, 2020

Chris Aiken, MD, and Kellie Newsome, PMH-NP, discuss best practices for dosing quetiapine for the treatment of bipolar disorder.

Dosing Tips: Lithium for Bipolar Disorder

August 28, 2020

Chris Aiken, MD, and Kellie Newsome, PMH-NP, discuss how to dose lithium for the treatment of bipolar disorder.

Mood Stabilizers for Bipolar Disorder

August 16, 2020

Which one rises to the top of your list? More in this podcast.

Topiramate in Bipolar Disorder and Comorbidities: The Myths and the Evidence

August 13, 2020

There are some off-label proposed uses for topiramate in comorbidities that are common in patients with bipolar disorder. What does the evidence say?

Creativity and Psychiatry: Leonard Bernstein

August 11, 2020

The musical prodigy is believed to have had a hyperthymic temperament, but he was also vulnerable to sweeping bouts of depression and guilt. Psychiatrist and virtuoso Richard Kogan, MD, puts music to storytelling, to explain the phenomenon of genius.

Valproic Acid: Overused in Bipolar Disorder?

July 28, 2020

Valproate/divalproex appears to be considerably overused in the US; the use of lithium, second-generation antipsychotics, and carbamazepine should be more prominent in treatment decisions for patients with bipolar mania.

The Case Against Antidepressants for Bipolar Depression: Findings from STEP-BD

June 30, 2020

Do you prescribe antidepressants for your patients with bipolar depression? If so, think again, and consider results from these studies.

Neuroprogression of Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents

June 16, 2020

Critical brain maturation occurs from fetal development through adolescence; given the complex and variable nature of these changes, disentangling abnormal neurodevelopment from neuroprogression is a formidable task.

A Hope and a Prayer for All Humanity

June 05, 2020

In this poignant video, Dr Frank Clark shares what led up to his writing Chocolate-Flavored PTSD and Runner's Paradox.

Two Perspectives: Emergency Medicine and Psychiatry

June 01, 2020

Emergency Psychiatry: Principles and Practice has something for everyone and is easily applicable to emergency and primary care.