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Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

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.

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?

Three studies investigate patterns of substance abuse among patients with bipolar disorder, and agents that may help.

Key issues about geriatric bipolar disorder—epidemiology, assessment, medical and psychiatric comorbidity, and treatment—are the focus.

Here: the case of a woman with bipolar disorder who was admitted for aggressive behavior and nonadherence to medications. Art therapy and pharmacotherapy played a pivotal role in her recovery.

When acute, severe adverse effects from a pre-switch antipsychotic occurs, what strategy is recommended? Take the quiz and learn more.

Treating bipolar with lithium at its earliest onset increases the odds of success. However, vigilance for toxicities is in order, as two recent case studies demonstrate.

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