Bipolar Disorder

How Children and Adolescents Are Responding to the Pandemic

May 13, 2020

A child/adolescent and adult psychiatrist answers three key questions regarding youth and COVID-19.

Top Mood Stabilizers for Bipolar Disorder

May 13, 2020

None of them are perfect, but a few rise to the top, according to recent guidelines.

5 Tips for Treating COVID-Related Anxiety

May 07, 2020

A constellation of factors contributes to heightened anxiety symptoms associated with the pandemic. The author offers simple steps to help patients alleviate stress.

Special Issues for Patients With Bipolar Disorder Coping With COVID-19

May 01, 2020

Patients with bipolar disorder often find it difficult to maintain schedules and routines, all the more challenging with the COVID-19 pandemic. More in this video.

Lithium in a Time of Coronavirus

April 15, 2020

Lithium may have antiviral properties, but it also carries unique risks during a viral infection.

The Antiviral Side of Lithium

April 15, 2020

Lithium has successfully deterred over a dozen viruses, but how will it affect the novel coronavirus? In this podcast, Chris Aiken, MD, speaks with Janusz Rybakowski, PhD, MD, a pioneer in lithium research who helped discover its antiviral properties.

Can Good Sleep Prevent a Virus?

April 15, 2020

Sleep deprivation increases the risk of viral infections and even mania. Here is the evidence.

Cannabis: Patients With Bipolar Should Avoid Use

April 01, 2020

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.

Treatment Nonadherence: An Epidemic Hidden in Plain Sight

March 27, 2020

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.

L-Methylfolate: Augmenting Agent May Contribute to Agitation and Mania

March 17, 2020

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.