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December 2009 News and Blog Posts (23)

Challenges in the Treatment of Patients With Bipolar Depression

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - Charles Bowden, MD, clinical professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio.

For full article, please visit:
http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/bipolar-disorder/article/10168/1490931

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Suicide Risk and Lethality of Attempts Linked to Low Levels of MHPG

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - Low levels of 3-methoxy-4-hydroxyphenylglycol (MHPG) in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) or bipolar depression were shown to be associated with increased risk of suicide attempts. Hanga Galfalvy, PhD, assistant professor of clinical neurobiology at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, and her colleagues found that patients with the lowest levels of MHPG at baseline were more likely to commit highly lethal suicidal… Continue

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Differentiating Bipolar Depression from Postpartum Depression

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - All pregnant women should be screened for bipolar disorder, according to a recent article by Verinder Sharma, MB, BS, professor of psychiatry and obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, and colleagues. This is because bipolar depression may be misdiagnosed as major depressive disorder in the postpartum period, resulting in delays in appropriate treatment.1



Another study by Sharma and colleagues found that 54% of 56… Continue

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