Today is World Bipolar Day! Celebrate with the freshest clinical pearls on bipolar disorder that Psychiatric Times has to offer.
Every year on March 30th, we celebrate World Bipolar Day, the birthday of Vincent Van Gogh, who was posthumously diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Today, take a look at the latest and greatest in bipolar disorder research and news, and maybe enjoy some art too!
This double-blind study comparing the safety and efficacy of lithium and divalproex in the treatment of late life mania sought to answer questions regarding the optimal lithium level that balances efficacy and adverse effects for patients in older adults. Read more here.
This systematic review and meta-analysis evaluated paternal and maternal age and risk of bipolar disorder in the offspring. Read more here.
The average patient with bipolar disorder spends half their life struggling with mood symptoms and the other half struggling with sleep, with insomnia persisting in 70% of patients even when their mood is stable. Read more here.
Researchers performed a systematic review of studies of caffeine consumption and clinical symptoms in patients with bipolar disorder. There may some relationship between caffeine consumption and symptom severity in patients with bipolar disorder. Read more here.
Patients with bipolar I disorder and other mental illnesses may be at increased risk for COVID-19 infection, due to their increased likelihood to engage in risky behavior, says this cross-sectional observational study. Read more here.
How do patients with bipolar disorder feel? A survey of individuals living with bipolar I disorder revealed these individuals’ perspectives on medication and treatment of the disorder. Read more here.
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