Scientists may be able to develop faster-acting medications for the manic phase of bipolar disorder.
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Patients with frequently relapsing bipolar disorder had a significant delay in the time to an initial relapse when risperidone long-acting injection.
Divalproex sodium (Depakote) has efficacy for significantly improving symptoms of bipolar I disorder in children and adolescents.
The medication tamoxifen, best known as a treatment for breast cancer, dramatically reduces symptoms of the manic phase of bipolar disorder more quickly than many standard medications for the mental illness.
The number of visits to a doctor's office that resulted in a diagnosis of bipolar disorder in children and adolescents has increased by 40 times over the last decade.
Bipolar Disorder treatment patterns in youth are similar to adults, and the diagnosis of bipolar disorder in children and adolescents has increased by 40 times over the last decade.
Preliminary study shows drug's potential for bipolar disorder treatment that is in the depressive phase.
A $17.6 million clinical trials for bipolar disorder contract was recently awarded by the National Institutes of Health to Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
The likelihood of developing bipolar disorder depends in part on the combined, small effects of variations in many different genes in the brain, none of which is powerful enough to cause the disease by itself.
Scientists are learning about the possible causes of bipolar disorder through several kinds of studies. Most people with bipolar disorder - even those with the most severe forms - can achieve substantial stabilization of their mood swings and related symptoms with proper treatment.
A new study supports earlier estimates of the prevalence of bipolar disorder in the U.S. population, and suggests the illness may be more accurately characterized as a spectrum disorder.
Earlier recognition and treatment of bipolar disorder in children and adolescents could positively impact the course of illness.
For depressed people with bipolar disorder who are taking a mood stabilizer, adding an antidepressant medication is no more effective than a placebo (sugar pill).
Patients taking medications to treat bipolar disorder are more likely to get well faster and stay well if they receive intensive psychotherapy.
A study across the United States between 1998 and 2005 looked at medication effectiveness in patients with bipolar disorder.
Shorter episodes of mania may indicate need for different diagnostic criteria for children and adolescents.
Bipolar disorder costs twice as much in lost productivity as major depressive disorder. Productivity lags even after mood lifts.
A new model of treatment for bipolar disorder improved patient outcomes without adding costs.
Youth with bipolar disorder misread facial expressions as hostile and show heightened neural reactions when they focus on emotional aspects of neutral faces.
Children with bipolar disorder experience more enduring and rapidly changing symptoms of the disease than adults.
Among patients with bipolar disorder there is a significant increase or decrease in psychosocial disability with every increase or decrease in depressive symptom severity.
A sample of children who either have or are at high risk for bipolar disorder score higher on a creativity index.
A treatment program that stresses maintaining a regular schedule of daily activities and stability in personal relationships is an effective therapy for bipolar disorder.