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Patient Insight Affects the Efficacy of Antipsychotics in Acute Mania
Does good insight at start of pharmacologic treatment enhance outcomes?
Newer Drugs Used to Initiate Treatment for Bipolar Disorder
Newer classes of drugs are being chosen over traditional agents as treatment for patients newly diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
Higher BMI in Bipolar Disorder Patients Linked with Brain Changes
Limbic brain areas in bipolar disorder patients showed BMI-related volume reductions, even in early-stage disease.
Bipolar Patients Display Persistent Cognitive Impairment
This study found a higher number of past manic episodes had the strongest correlation with the poorest outcomes in verbal memory testing.
Lithium Associated with Increased Chronic Kidney Disease
Lithium therapy in bipolar disorder is associated with chronic kidney disease but not with an increased rate of end-stage disease.
Second-generation Antipsychotics Ascend as Frontline Agents
What would lead clinicians to prescribe a novel antipsychotic as first-line therapy for manic symptoms over standard bipolar agents like lithium and valproate?
Education on Circadian Cycle Improves Depression in Bipolar Disorder
Depressive symptoms improved in bipolar patients given instruction on the role of circadian rhythm disturbance in mental disorders.
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