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Genetic Analysis Reveals Risk Region for Bipolar Disorder
Scientists have identified a single nucleotide polymorphism that appears to be associated with gene expression and susceptibility to bipolar disorder.
Elevated C-reactive Protein Increases Risk of Late-onset Bipolar Disorder
What impact should this recent finding have on clinical practice?
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.
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.
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.
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