Bipolar Disorder

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.

Early Mortality in SMI: Federal and State Policy Initiatives

May 29, 2020

Policy initiatives can improve both physical and mental health care quality and outcomes for those with serious mental illnesses.

What Leonard Cohen Can Teach Us About Depression

May 28, 2020

A recent study shows that meditative practice is surprisingly effective for bipolar depression. The late poet helps explain why.

Dosing Secrets for the Top Mood Stabilizers

May 28, 2020

These mood stabilizers cover a lot of ground, but it is important to know how to use them.

How Singles Are Affected By COVID-19

May 21, 2020

During this time of social isolation, people who are single may be having a difficult time. Staying home in lockdown may mean they haven't been seen or touched another person in weeks or months. A board-certified pediatrician and adult and child psychiatrist discusses these issues in this podcast.

Psychosocial Interventions to Reduce Premature Mortality in Patients With Serious Mental Illness

May 15, 2020

The mortality rate is unacceptably high in patient with serious mental illnesses. Several psychosocial interventions have been developed that may benefit these patients.

Depression in Children and Teens During COVID-19

May 13, 2020

Children are struggling through the pandemic. Here are strategies to spot symptoms before things get out of hand.