Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

An instructive case that ties in to an APA presentation on "Treatment and Research of Treatment-Resistant Depression and Bipolar Disorder."

Researchers find evidence linking mitochondrial dysfunction to bipolar disorder, and suggest this as an appropriate target for new therapies.

A University of Pittsburgh team led by Dr Mary Phillips has contributed tremendously toward a lab test that would differentiate unipolar depression from bipolar depression.

Patients with bipolar disorder experience a substantial burden of medical and psychiatric comorbidities.

Lithium, neuroimaging, and medical comorbidities in bipolar disorder: here's a 3 question mini-quiz from the very recent literature.

Functional magnetic resonance imaging studies during cognitive tasks point to common factors that link patients with bipolar and depression and distinguish them from unaffected controls.

Treating Bipolar Patients with Lithium

Lithium plays an important role in reducing morbidity and mortality associated with bipolar disorder. Psychiatrists can optimize the benefits of lithium by carefully choosing patients for long-term treatment and educating them about the risks and benefits.


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