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Bipolar Disorders

Researchers have developed a blood test composed of RNA biomarkers to discern a patient’s depression severity, the risk of future severe depression and bipolar disorder, and informs personalized medication choices for patients.
Astrocyte brain cells appear to be functionally less supportive of neuronal activity in people with bipolar disorder, according to a study involving human induced pluripotent stem cells.
In recognition of World Bipolar Day, held annually on March 30, Bipolar Disorders Section Editor Joseph F. Goldberg, MD, shares advice for mental health clinicians on steps to take before diagnosing a patient with bipolar disorder.
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After receiving a diagnosis, many patients are brimming with questions. Help your patients find accurate and trustworthy information with this handout.
The 6-item Rapid Mood Screener outperformed the Mood Disorder Questionnaire in differentiating bipolar I disorder from major depressive disorder, according to a study published online in Current Medical Research and Opinion.
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