Bipolar Disorder

Nov 01, 2021 Issue
Nerve Injury, Survivors of Sexual Assault, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Bipolar Disorder, Meningitis [AFP Clinical Answers]

Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.

Feb 15, 2021 Issue
Bipolar Disorders: Evaluation and Treatment [Article]

Bipolar disorders are common mental health conditions of variable severity. New diagnostic criteria and specifiers with attention on mixed features and anxious distress aid the physician in recognizing episode severity and prognosis. Physicians should consider bipolar disorder in any patient presenting with depression. Pharmacotherapy with mood stabilizers is a first-line treatment that should be continued indefinitely because of the risk of patient relapse. Active lifestyle approaches include good nutrition and sleep hygiene. Monotherapy with antidepressants is contraindicated during episodes with mixed features, manic episodes, and in bipolar I disorder.

Mar 1, 2012 Issue
Bipolar Disorders: A Review [Article]

Bipolar disorders are common, disabling, recurrent mental health conditions of variable severity. Onset is often in late childhood or early adolescence. Patients with bipolar disorders have higher rates of other mental health disorders and general medical conditions. Early recognition and treatment ...

Apr 1, 2004 Issue
Bipolar Disorder [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of treatments in mania and bipolar depression? What are the effects of interventions to prevent relapse?

Sep 15, 2000 Issue
Management of Bipolar Disorder [Article]

Bipolar disorder most commonly is diagnosed in persons between 18 and 24 years of age. The clinical presentations of this disorder are broad and include mania, hypomania and psychosis. Frequently associated comorbid conditions include substance abuse and anxiety disorders. Patients with acute mania ...

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