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March 23, 2018

Adjunctive Therapies for Bipolar Disorder Show Promise, Need More Evidence
psychiatryadvisor
An estimated 0.1% to 4.4% of the population has a diagnosis of bipolar disorder at some point in their lives, but pharmacologic options have largely remained the same during the last decade, particularly as pharmaceutical companies have mostly stopped investing in mental health treatments. "There is ...

Lithium, LAIs Best Bet for Preventing Bipolar Rehospitalization
medscape
Lithium is the most effective mood stabilizer, and long-acting injectable (LAI) antipsychotic drugs are the most effective antipsychotics for preventing rehospitalization of patients with bipolar disorder, new research shows. Investigators found that compared to no treatment, treatment with lithium was ...

Parental asthma linked to bipolar disorder in offspring
healio
Study findings demonstrated a link between parental asthma and bipolar disorder in their children, according to data published in Schizophrenia Bulletin. The results also showed that children aged 11 to 15 years hospitalized for asthma had higher rates of bipolar and schizophrenia spectrum disorders, ...

Edmonton woman who stole ambulance, sparked police chase, was mentally ill, court told
psychiatryadvisor
Defence lawyer Dino Bottos argued at the one-day trial that his client was not criminally responsible due to bipolar disorder. She suffered from mania and psychosis that caused her to believe she had to escape because she was about to be sold into the sex trade, he said. Crown prosecutor Kristen ...

Twenty year study finds little change in social functioning in people with psychosis
city.ac.uk
For some individuals with psychotic mood disorders, social functioning was similar to that of individuals in the “never psychotic” group. But, 35 percent of participants with major depressive disorder and 18 percent of those with bipolar disorder, were affected by severe and persistent social impairments.

 



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Childhood infections may increase risk of developing mental illness
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Understanding bipolar
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ORBIT compares two, five-week, online interventions designed to improve quality of life for people who experience bipolar disorder. The interventions ...

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