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Lithium superior to divalproex for mania in geriatric bipolar I disorder

August 14, 2017

Lithium and divalproex were both well-tolerated and effective for mania in older adults with bipolar I disorder; however, lithium was associated with greater reduction in mania at 9 weeks.

“In late life, bipolar disorder is associated with high utilization of mental health and other medical services, persisting disability, increased mortality, and increased risk for suicide and dementia,” Robert C. Young, MD, of Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, and colleagues wrote. “Despite the increasing number of older adults with bipolar disorder, evidence that can guide their treatment is strikingly limited.”

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FDA approves Abilify for bipolar I disorder maintenance monotherapy

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In utero antidepressant use may not increase risk for intellectual disability

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Number, Severity, and Quality of Symptoms Discriminate Early-Onset Bipolar Disorder from Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Psychiatric Annals, September 2014, Volume 44 Issue 9
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The Patient with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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Adults affected with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are likely to develop significant psychosocial…
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