In the Journals

Voice-analysis application assesses well-being of patients with serious mental illness

January 20, 2020
An interactive voice response system that uses artificial intelligence effectively monitored the well-being of patients with serious mental illness…

CME Article

Can We Differentiate Borderline Personality Disorder from Bipolar Disorder?

Psychiatric Annals, January 2020, Volume 50 Issue 1
Distinguishing between borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder is challenging due to symptom overlap. However, through careful screening…

In the Journals

Family-focused therapy reduces mood episodes in youths at risk for bipolar disorder

January 16, 2020
Children and adolescents who are at high risk for bipolar disorder achieved longer times between mood episodes after receiving family-focused…

In the Journals

BMI linked to major psychiatric disorders

January 9, 2020
Findings of a genome-wide association study published in JAMA Psychiatry suggest that many overlapping genetic risk variants exist between BMI and…

In the Journals

Having dogs as pets may decrease schizophrenia risk

December 19, 2019
Individuals who were exposed to household pet dogs during infancy and childhood may have a decreased risk for developing schizophrenia, according to…

Q&A: Treatment potential of ALKS 3831 for schizophrenia, bipolar I disorder

December 17, 2019
Alkermes recently announced submission of a new drug application to the FDA for its investigational schizophrenia treatment ALKS 3831, a combination…

In the Journals

ADHD, autism and 6 psychiatric disorders share common genetic structure

December 12, 2019
Researchers have identified eight psychiatric disorders that share a common genetic structure, according to study results published in Cell.

Case Report

Partial Resolution of Symptomatology in a Patient with Comorbid Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder Through Electroconvulsive Therapy

Psychiatric Annals, December 2019, Volume 49 Issue 12
The role of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in patients with comorbid mood disorders and borderline personality disorder (BPD) has not been…

In the Journals

ASD may increase risk for depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety

December 2, 2019
Individuals with autism spectrum disorder may be at an increased risk for depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety diagnoses than those without ASD…


Q&A: Second-generation antipsychotics for patients with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder

November 15, 2019
Research presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy — AMCP Nexus 2019 — highlighted real-world treatment…

In the Journals

Study further suggests link between bipolar disorder, risk for Parkinson’s disease

October 14, 2019
Patients with bipolar disorder appeared significantly more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease than the general population, according to…

Case Report

Lithium and Lisinopril Interaction, Lithium Toxicities, and Relative Preservation of Renal Function in a Patient with Bipolar Disorder

Psychiatric Annals, October 2019, Volume 49 Issue 10
The patient was a 53-year-old man diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 18 years who had experienced multiple manic relapses each time his lithium…

Meeting News

Mental health treatment options for women of reproductive age

October 4, 2019
SAN DIEGO — In a session here, Marlene P. Freeman, MD, associate professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, and associate director of the…

In the Journals

Psychotic experiences linked to risk for several mental disorders

September 25, 2019
Findings from a large genome-wide association study indicated that genetic liability of psychotic experiences may be shared with several psychiatric…

In the Journals

Psychosis, bipolar disorder may lead to worse CVD outcomes in military veterans

September 25, 2019
Among military veterans, psychosis and bipolar disorder were more strongly linked to CVD events, such as MI and stroke and CVD mortality compared…

In the Journals

Infection-associated immune activation linked to bipolar disorder

September 18, 2019
Increased long-term antibody response to cytomegalovirus and decreased response to Toxoplasma gondii were linked to bipolar disorder, according to…

CME Article

Beyond Pharmacotherapy for Bipolar Disorder: The Role of Adjunctive Psychological Treatments

Psychiatric Annals, September 2019, Volume 49 Issue 9
Recent years have seen increased research attention to psychological interventions as adjuncts to medication treatment of bipolar disorder (BD)…

CME Article

Psychotropic Medications for Bipolar Disorder in Pregnancy

Psychiatric Annals, September 2019, Volume 49 Issue 9
Women with bipolar disorder are at high risk for relapse throughout pregnancy and in the postpartum period, especially when mood stabilizer…

CME Article

Determining Patient Candidacy for Antidepressant Use in Bipolar Disorder

Psychiatric Annals, September 2019, Volume 49 Issue 9
The psychiatric literature is filled with strong sentiments condemning antidepressant use as inappropriate or otherwise harmful to treatment outcomes…

CME Article

An Update on the Other Cause of Excess Death in Bipolar Disorder: Cardiovascular Disease

Psychiatric Annals, September 2019, Volume 49 Issue 9
Although much attention has appropriately been paid to suicide risk in bipolar disorder, cardiovascular disease has not received commensurate…

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