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I Don’t Believe in God, but I Believe in Lithium

I Don’t Believe in God, but I Believe in Lithium by Jaime Lowe, The New York Times Magazine, June 25, 2015 This essay describes Ms. Lowe’s twenty year struggle with Bipolar Disorder.  

Flu in Pregnancy Is Linked to Bipolar Disorder

Flu in Pregnancy Is Linked to Bipolar Disorder by Nicholas Bakalar New York Times , May 15, 2013 Flu infection during pregnancy may increase the risk for bipolar disorder in offspring, according to a new report.

In the Middle: Why Elderly Couples Fight

In the Middle: Why Elderly Couples Fight by Susan Seliger December 17, 2012 New York Times Degenerative relationships are not uncommon among the elderly in even the happiest marriages. Both mental and physical changes feed the discord, marriage therapists and geriatricians say.

The Anxious Bipolar Patient

The Anxious Bipolar Patient By Kavital Lohano, MD and Rif S. El-Mallakh, MD | September 6, 2011 in Psychiatric Times. Vol. 28 No. 9 Bipolar disorder is a clinically challenging condition. In addition to the multiple mood states that patients can experience, the illness is frequently associated with multiple comorbid medical and psychiatric conditions. Bipolar […]

Bipolar disorder is not just one disease

Bipolar disorder is not just one disease by Jennifer Thomas in Health.com April 13, 2011 Although the symptoms of bipolar disorder can vary significantly from person to person, mental health professionals have identified four main subtypes of the illness that together are referred to as bipolar spectrum disorders: bipolar I, bipolar II, bipolar not otherwise […]

Bipolar disorder and substance abuse: Overcome the challenges of ‘dual diagnosis’ patients

Bipolar disorder and substance abuse: Overcome the challenges of ‘dual diagnosis’ patients by Bryan K. Tollivar, MD, PhD in Current Psychiatry, August 2010 …The high prevalence of substance use disorders (SUDs) in persons with bipolar disorder (BD) is well documented.1,2 Up to 60% of bipolar patients develop an SUD at some point in their lives.3-5 […]

Help your bipolar disorder patients remain employed

Help your bipolar disorder patients remain employed Integrate work-related issues as you address symptoms, medication, and function in Current Psychiatry Charles L. Bowden, MD Clinical professor of psychiatry and pharmacology, Nancy U. Karren Distinguished Chair of Psychiatry, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Diagnosing and managing psychotic and mood disorders

View these articles in Current Psychiatry, December 2008 The diagnosis and management of psychotic and mood disorders is an evolving process and an important topic for continuing medical education. To facilitate a dialogue on the identification and treatment of psychotic and mood disorders, we have invited 4 expert faculty members to present actual patient cases. […]

The Risks for Psychiatric Disorders in Children with Parents who have Bipolar Disorder

Conclusion Offspring of parents with BP are at high risk for psychiatric disorders and specifically for early-onset BP spectrum disorders. These findings further support the familiality and validity of BP in youth and indicate a need for early identification and treatment. From: Archives of General Psychiatry, March 2009