New neuroanatomical studies demonstrate abnormalities in brain circuitry and anatomical disconnects between regions of the brain that help to explain the aberrations of emotion and reward processing in bipolar disorder.
It is absolutely essential that every person who has bipolar disorder be screened for risk factors related to metabolic syndrome and diabetes and traditional risk factors like overweight and eating habits. More in this podcast.
The lay press has focused a lot of attention on the use of ketamine as a potentially rapidly acting treatment for depression. But are psychiatrists really ready to offer ketamine as a treatment alternative for mood disorders? An expert weighs in.
Diagnosis and treatment problems for bipolar patients extend well beyond mere mood symptoms. These studies examine who needs care most, who is least likely to get it, and one way to improve adherence to treatment.