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Mini-quiz: Strategies for Switching Antipsychotics
When acute, severe adverse effects from a pre-switch antipsychotic occurs, what strategy is recommended? Take the quiz and learn more.
Bipolar Disorder Shares Pathophysiologic Features with Schizophrenia
Studies of dendritic spine density and of protein expression in the brain may indicate common origin for similar symptoms in schizophrenia and bipolar.
Mini-quiz: The Value of Wake Therapy
In what psychiatric disorder, if any, has wake therapy been useful to alleviate symptoms? Take the quiz and learn more.
Avoid Antidepressant Monotherapy in Bipolar I Disorder
Best evidence shows that antidepressant monotherapy threatens emergent mania in bipolar I (but evidently not bipolar II). Concurrent mood stabilizers avert the problem.
Circadian Rhythm Disturbances Contribute to Bipolar Disorder Symptoms
People with bipolar show abnormal circadian cycles of temperature and melatonin. Treatments for sleep disorder may help treat the bipolar itself.
The Association Between Major Mental Disorders and Geniuses
Genius and madness: does one phenomenon cause the other—or do both share a common underlying factor or mechanism? How are geniuses able to accomplish “creative fits”? The author explores both questions.
Bipolar Disorder: Keys to Improving Compliance
Non-adherence to prescribed medication by patients with psychiatric disorders is one of the greatest challenges reported by clinicians.
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