Bipolar Disorder

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.

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.