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Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar 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.

The psychiatrist’s role is to act as a consultant to maximize the likelihood of a successful taper and discontinuation and to minimize collateral morbidities or withdrawal complications. This slideshow features common scenarios in which a planned discontinuation of psychotropic medications occurs.

Some recent breakthroughs, using newly developed neuroscience investigational tools, suggest that if research resources are available, we could soon make substantial advances in understanding the mechanism of action of ECT.

The transition from Medicaid to Medicare Part D has observable effects on treatment of bipolar.

Common medical conditions frequently complicate bipolar disorder. The purely physical problems often receive more attention and care than the mood disorder.

There is increasing evidence that diabetes or prediabetes may contribute to the risk for bipolar, as well as interfering with treatment effectiveness.

Recovery-focused cognitive behavior therapy is showing promise in reducing recent-onset bipolar disorder.

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