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Lung Cancer and Diabetes: A Complex Affair
A new study clarifies the link between metformin and lung cancer. Perhaps not surprisingly, a smoking habit (or lack of it) substantially affects risk.
How to Distinguish Bipolar Disorder from Borderline Personality Disorder
It may be difficult to distinguish borderline personality disorder from bipolar, but the difference is crucial for appropriate treatment. A review details the features crucial to correct diagnosis.
Reward Processing in Bipolar: Altered, But Not So Simple
Reward processing in the ventral and dorsal striatium is altered in both medicated and nonmedicated bipolar patients, and may distinguish bipolar from unipolar depression.
Transition to Medicare Part D Reduces Rates of Untreated Bipolar Disorder
The transition from Medicaid to Medicare Part D has observable effects on treatment of bipolar.
Common Medical Comorbidities Arise Frequently With Bipolar
Common medical conditions frequently complicate bipolar disorder. The purely physical problems often receive more attention and care than the mood disorder.
Insulin Resistance Plays Role in Bipolar Treatment Failure
There is increasing evidence that diabetes or prediabetes may contribute to the risk for bipolar, as well as interfering with treatment effectiveness.
CBT May Help Bipolar If Started Early
Recovery-focused cognitive behavior therapy is showing promise in reducing recent-onset bipolar disorder.
Genetic Variants Modulate Glutamate in Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia
New research is clarifying the link between brain glutamate levels and risk for psychosis in bipolar, as well as genes associated with the glutamate pathway that are overexpressed in bipolar.
Dopamine Signaling Linked to Reward Processing in Bipolar Disorder
Deficits in dopamine signaling are linked strongly to poor decision making in patients with bipolar. Is it time to stratify treatment based on this understanding?
Naltrexone Does Not Stabilize Bipolar in Absence of Alcohol Abuse
Three studies investigate patterns of substance abuse among patients with bipolar disorder, and agents that may help.
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