Category Archives: Bipolar Disorder

Patients With Bipolar Disorder Wait Six Years Before Receiving Diagnosis and Treatment

In a new study published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, researchers conducted a meta-analysis of 27 studies involving 9,415 patients and found that bipolar patients wait six years on average from the time their symptoms start to show up … Continue reading

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Mixed Depression May Be More Common Than Previously Thought

Mixed states are characterized by concurrent manic and depressive symptoms. The concept of a “with mixed features” specifier for major depressive episodes was introduced in DSM-5 and defined by the presence of at least three nonoverlapping opposite-pole symptoms in the context … Continue reading

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AMA Moves to Ban Direct-To-Consumer Pharmaceutical Ads

According to the AMA, direct-to-consumer advertising of pharmaceuticals and medical devices drives up health care costs and should be banned. [More…]

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Diabetes Screening Inadequate in Mentally Ill

New research shows that despite long-standing recommendations that severely mentally ill patients who take antipsychotics undergo annual screening for diabetes and other metabolic disorders, only 30% receive such screening. A recent research letter in JAMA Internal Medicine described a retrospective cohort … Continue reading

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Delays In Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients with Bipolar Disorder

According to a study in PLOS One journal, there is often a substantial delay before diagnosis and treatment initiation of patients with bipolar disorder. Researchers sought to investigate factors associated with the delay before diagnosis of bipolar disorder and the … Continue reading

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Task Force Report on Antidepressant Use in Bipolar Disorders

The International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) Task Force Report on Antidepressant Use in Bipolar Disorders has been published in the American Journal of Psychiatry. The task force commented that there is “striking incongruity between the wide use of and … Continue reading

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Sixth Annual Chair Summit Begins This Week

This week a Master Class for Neuroscience Development called the Chair Summit takes place in Tampa, FL (Sept 26-28, 2013). In the early days of medical training in Kos, students, trainees and medical colleagues would gather to discuss their cases … Continue reading

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White House Conference on Mental Health

This week, the White House organized a conference on mental health with a particular emphasis on stigma and awareness. President Barack Obama opened the conference by calling for a more robust national discussion on mental illness, saying the time had … Continue reading

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Pain conditions among veterans with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder

A study published in General Hospital Psychiatry evaluated the rates of chronic, noncancer pain conditions in patients diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) System. Researchers used a cross-sectional design that used administrative data extracted … Continue reading

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Bipolar Disorder – A Focus on Depression

Live today,  neuroscienceCME Live and On Demand Bipolar Disorder – A Focus on Depression. [More…]

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