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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.
Risperidone Works Well for Partial or Non-responders to Initial Treatment of Early Age Mania
Children with bipolar 1 disorder ages 6 to 15 years, had better response to risperidone than to lithium or divalproex in the TEAM study.
Gambling Problems Associated with Bipolar Type 2 Disorder
A study from the UK found that patients with bipolar type 2 disorder were at significantly higher risk of problem gambling than those with bipolar type 1 disorder.
Antidepressants Not Safer for Either Bipolar Depression Subtype
Are antidepressants safer and more effective in type II vs type I bipolar disorder? What factors predict use of benzodiazepines in patients with bipolar disorder? Insights here.
Relapse Prevention for Mania in Bipolar Affective Disorder
What effect can a home treatment acute relapse prevention strategy have on hospital admissions for people with mania in bipolar affective disorder?
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