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Bipolar disorder

11-01-2016 | Bipolar disorder | News | Article

Compensatory neural connections stave off bipolar disorder onset

Patients at high genetic risk of bipolar disorder may be able to avert onset of the condition due to natural adaptive neuroplasticity that allows the brain to compensate for underlying network dysfunction associated with the condition, researchers report.

23-12-2015 | Bipolar disorder | News | Article

Add-on lamotrigine enhances bipolar depression treatment

Combining lamotrigine with quetiapine improves the treatment of depressive symptoms in patients with bipolar disorder, with the benefits maintained for at least a year, show findings from the CEQUEL trial.

18-11-2015 | Bipolar disorder | News | Article

Atypical antipsychotic shows bipolar I depression efficacy

The atypical antipsychotic cariprazine may be effective for the treatment of bipolar I depression, phase II study findings show.

14-10-2015 | Bipolar disorder | News | Article

Long-term lithium exposure does not increase renal dysfunction risk

Stable lithium maintenance therapy does not increase the risk of renal dysfunction in patients with bipolar affective disorder, findings from a population-based study suggest.

01-07-2015 | Bipolar disorder | News | Article

Comorbid anxiety ‘a crucial target’ for treatment in bipolar disorder

Almost half of patients with bipolar disorder will have comorbid anxiety disorder in their lifetime, show the findings of a systematic review and meta-analysis.

26-05-2015 | Bipolar disorder | News | Article

Emotion regulation distinguishes unipolar and bipolar depression

Patients with bipolar disorder regulate their emotions differently from those with major depressive disorder in both depressed and remitted states, a study shows.

26-05-2015 | Bipolar disorder | News | Article

Manic symptoms during depression warn of polarity switch

Concomitant manic symptoms and panic attacks are the strongest predictors of an impending switch to mania among patients with bipolar disorder who are currently depressed, shows analysis of the STEP-BD study.

26-05-2015 | Bipolar disorder | News | Article

Addiction history indicates bipolar conversion risk from precursor disorders

Substance use and the presence of subthreshold affective symptoms may predict future bipolar disorder in young people with precursor conditions such as depression, research suggests.

29-04-2015 | Bipolar disorder | Article

Emotion regulation deficits specific to bipolar I disorder

Emotion regulation deficits associated with bipolar I disorder may not extend to bipolar II disorder, say researchers.

29-04-2015 | Bipolar disorder | Article

Clinical features identified to distinguish bipolar I disorder from MDD

Researchers have identified seven clinical features that could help distinguish patients with bipolar disorder from those with major depressive disorder.