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  1. Content type: Review

    Cancer had never been considered as a relevant problem in patients treated with lithium until 2015, when a document published by the European Medicine Agency concluded that long-term use of lithium might induc...

    Authors: Luca Ambrosiani, Claudia Pisanu, Arianna Deidda, Caterina Chillotti, Maria Erminia Stochino and Alberto Bocchetta

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2018 6:17

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  2. Content type: Research

    Schizophrenia shares some genetic risk and clinical symptoms with bipolar disorder. Clinical heterogeneity across subjects is thought to contribute to variable structural imaging findings across studies. The c...

    Authors: Douglass Godwin, Kathryn I. Alpert, Lei Wang and Daniel Mamah

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2018 6:16

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  3. Content type: Research

    Bipolar disorder is associated with heightened and persistent positive emotion (Gruber in Curr Dir Psychol Sci 20:217–221, 2011; Johnson in Clin Psychol Rev 25:241–262, 2005). Yet little is known about informatio...

    Authors: John R. Purcell, Monika Lohani, Christie Musket, Aleena C. Hay, Derek M. Isaacowitz and June Gruber

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2018 6:15

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  4. Content type: Research

    The long-acting injectable antipsychotic aripiprazole once-monthly 400 mg (AOM 400) was recently approved for maintenance treatment of bipolar I disorder (BP-I). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the s...

    Authors: Joseph R. Calabrese, Na Jin, Brian Johnson, Pedro Such, Ross A. Baker, Jessica Madera, Peter Hertel, Jocelyn Ottinger, Joan Amatniek and Hiroaki Kawasaki

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2018 6:14

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  5. Content type: Research

    Lithium is the treatment of choice for patients suffering from bipolar disorder (BD) but prolonged use induces renal dysfunction in at least 20% of patient. Intensive monitoring of kidney functioning helps to ...

    Authors: Angèle P. M. Kerckhoffs, Erwin G. T. M. Hartong and Koen P. Grootens

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2018 6:13

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  6. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Over recent decades, the field of psychiatry has allocated a vast amount of resources and efforts to make available more accurate and objective methods to diagnose, assess and monitor treatment outcomes in psy...

    Authors: Diego Hidalgo-Mazzei, Allan H. Young, Eduard Vieta and Francesc Colom

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2018 6:9

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  7. Content type: Research

    Polypharmacy is often prescribed for bipolar disorder, yet medication non-adherence remains a serious problem. This study investigated the regularity in the daily dosage taken of mood stabilizers and second ge...

    Authors: Maximilian Pilhatsch, Tasha Glenn, Natalie Rasgon, Martin Alda, Kemal Sagduyu, Paul Grof, Rodrigo Munoz, Wendy Marsh, Scott Monteith, Emanuel Severus, Rita Bauer, Philipp Ritter, Peter C. Whybrow and Michael Bauer

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2018 6:10

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  8. Content type: Research

    Adequate monitoring of patients using lithium is needed for optimal dosing and for early identification of patients with (potential) ADEs. The objective was to internationally assess how health care profession...

    Authors: M. Nederlof, E. R. Heerdink, A. C. G. Egberts, I. Wilting, L. J. Stoker, R. Hoekstra and R. W. Kupka

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2018 6:12

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  9. Content type: Research

    Oxidative stress and inflammation may be involved in the development and progression of mood disorders, including bipolar disorder. Currently, there is a scarcity of useful treatment options for bipolar depres...

    Authors: Pernille Kempel Ellegaard, Rasmus Wentzer Licht, Henrik Enghusen Poulsen, René Ernst Nielsen, Michael Berk, Olivia May Dean, Mohammadreza Mohebbi and Connie Thuroee Nielsen

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2018 6:11

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  10. Content type: Research

    Recurrent mood episodes and subsyndromal mood instability cause substantial disability in patients with bipolar disorder. Early identification of mood episodes enabling timely mood stabilization is an importan...

    Authors: Maria D. L. A. Vazquez-Montes, Richard Stevens, Rafael Perera, Kate Saunders and John R. Geddes

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2018 6:7

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  11. Content type: Case report

    Actigraphy could be an objective alternative to clinical ratings of motor activity in bipolar disorder (BD), which is of importance now that increased activity and energy are added as cardinal symptoms of (hyp...

    Authors: Karoline Krane-Gartiser, Andreas Asheim, Ole Bernt Fasmer, Gunnar Morken, Arne E. Vaaler and Jan Scott

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2018 6:8

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  12. Content type: Research

    Concerns about the adverse effects of long-term treatment with lithium include reduced renal function. In the present study, we examined comorbidities which may be associated with chronic kidney disease in a c...

    Authors: Alberto Bocchetta, Luca Ambrosiani, Gioia Baggiani, Claudia Pisanu, Caterina Chillotti, Raffaella Ardau, Fernanda Velluzzi, Doloretta Piras, Andrea Loviselli and Antonello Pani

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2018 6:3

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  13. Content type: Research

    Multiple types of chronobiological disturbances have been reported in bipolar disorder, including characteristics associated with general activity levels, sleep, and rhythmicity. Previous studies have focused ...

    Authors: Robert Gonzalez, Trisha Suppes, Jamie Zeitzer, Colleen McClung, Carol Tamminga, Mauricio Tohen, Angelica Forero, Alok Dwivedi and Andres Alvarado

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2018 6:5

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  14. Content type: Review

    The term resilience describes stress–response patterns of subjects across scientific disciplines. In ecology, advances have been made to clearly distinguish resilience definitions based on underlying mechanist...

    Authors: David G. Angeler, Craig R. Allen and Maj-Liz Persson

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2018 6:2

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  15. Content type: Review

    In 2001, the WHO stated that: “The use of mobile and wireless technologies to support the achievement of health objectives (mHealth) has the potential to transform the face of health service delivery across th...

    Authors: Maria Faurholt-Jepsen, Michael Bauer and Lars Vedel Kessing

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2018 6:6

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  16. Content type: Research

    Chronic low-grade inflammation is believed to contribute, at least in a subset of patients, to the development of bipolar disorder (BD). In this context, the most investigated biological marker is the acute ph...

    Authors: Wahid Boukouaci, José Oliveira, Bruno Etain, Meriem Bennabi, Christina Mariaselvam, Nora Hamdani, Céline Manier, Djaouida Bengoufa, Frank Bellivier, Chantal Henry, Jean-Pierre Kahn, Dominique Charron, Rajagopal Krishnamoorthy, Marion Leboyer and Ryad Tamouza

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2018 6:4

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  17. Content type: Research

    The purpose of this study was to examine cognitive functioning in people following first-episode mania relative to a demographically similar healthy control group.

    Authors: Rothanthi Daglas, Kelly Allott, Murat Yücel, Lisa P. Henry, Craig A. Macneil, Melissa K. Hasty, Michael Berk and Sue M. Cotton

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2017 5:39

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  18. Content type: Research

    A number of studies in bipolar patients have shown a deficit in mentalization (theory of mind), one of the main aspects of social cognition. The aim of current study was to assess both cognitive and affective ...

    Authors: Anna Bodnar and Janusz K. Rybakowski

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2017 5:38

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  19. Content type: Review

    Relatively little is known about the onset of bipolar disorder, yet the early illness course is already associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Therefore, characterizing the bipolar illness trajec...

    Authors: A. Duffy, C. Vandeleur, N. Heffer and M. Preisig

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2017 5:37

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  20. Content type: Research

    Symptoms of anxiety, irritability, and agitation (AIA) are prevalent among patients with bipolar I disorder (BD-I) mania with depressive symptoms, and could potentially be used to aid physicians in the identif...

    Authors: Trisha Suppes, Jonas Eberhard, Ole Lemming, Allan H. Young and Roger S. McIntyre

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2017 5:36

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  21. Content type: Review

    Bipolar disorder is characterized by recurrent manic and depressive episodes. Patients suffering from this disorder experience dramatic mood swings with a wide variety of typical behavioral facets, affecting o...

    Authors: Dominik K. E. Beyer and Nadja Freund

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2017 5:35

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  22. Content type: Research

    Bipolar disorder (BD) and the anxiety disorders are highly comorbid. The present study sought to examine perfectionism and goal attainment values as potential mechanisms of known associations between anxiety, ...

    Authors: Justine Corry, Melissa Green, Gloria Roberts, Janice M. Fullerton, Peter R. Schofield and Philip B. Mitchell

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2017 5:34

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  23. Content type: Research

    Although bipolar disorder (BD) and borderline personality disorder (BPD) share clinical characteristics and frequently co-occur, their interrelationship is controversial. Especially, the differentiation of rap...

    Authors: Georg Riemann, Nadine Weisscher, Robert M. Post, Lori Altshuler, Susan McElroy, Marc A. Frye, Paul E. Keck Jr., Gabriele S. Leverich, Trisha Suppes, Heinz Grunze, Willem A. Nolen and Ralph W. Kupka

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2017 5:31

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  24. Content type: Erratum

    In the original version of this article (Wu et al. 2017), published on 1 September 2017, the name of author ‘Bo Cao’ was wrongly displayed. In this Erratum the incorrect name and correct name are shown. The origi...

    Authors: Mon-Ju Wu, Benson Mwangi, Ives Cavalcante Passos, Isabelle E. Bauer, Bo Cao, Thomas W. Frazier, Giovana B. Zunta-Soares and Jair C. Soares

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2017 5:33

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    The original article was published in International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2017 5:32

  25. Content type: Research

    Childhood maltreatment (abuse and neglect) can have long-term deleterious consequences, including increased risk for medical and psychiatric illnesses, such as bipolar disorder in adulthood. Emerging evidence ...

    Authors: Georgina M. Hosang, Helen L. Fisher, Rudolf Uher, Sarah Cohen-Woods, Barbara Maughan, Peter McGuffin and Anne E. Farmer

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2017 5:30

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  26. Content type: Research

    Bipolar disorder (BD) is a common disorder with high reoccurrence rate in general population. It is critical to have objective biomarkers to identify BD patients at an individual level. Neurocognitive signatur...

    Authors: Mon-Ju Wu, Benson Mwangi, Ives Cavalcante Passos, Isabelle E. Bauer, Bo Cao, Thomas W. Frazier, Giovana B. Zunta-Soares and Jair C. Soares

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2017 5:32

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2017 5:33

  27. Content type: Research

    Admixture analysis of age at onset (AAO) has helped delineating the clinical profile of early onset (EO) bipolar disorder (BD). However, there is scarce evidence comparing the distributional properties of AAO ...

    Authors: Mirko Manchia, Giuseppe Maina, Bernardo Carpiniello, Federica Pinna, Luca Steardo, Virginia D’Ambrosio, Virginio Salvi, Martin Alda, Alfonso Tortorella and Umberto Albert

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2017 5:28

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  28. Content type: Research

    Although eating disorders (EDs) are common in bipolar disorder (BD), little is known regarding their longitudinal consequences. We assessed prevalence, clinical correlates, and longitudinal depressive severity...

    Authors: Danielle R. Balzafiore, Natalie L. Rasgon, Laura D. Yuen, Saloni Shah, Hyun Kim, Kathryn C. Goffin, Shefali Miller, Po W. Wang and Terence A. Ketter

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2017 5:25

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  29. Content type: Review

    While e-health initiatives are poised to revolutionize delivery and access to mental health care, conducting clinical research online involves specific contextual and ethical considerations. Face-to-face psych...

    Authors: Victoria Cosgrove, Emma Gliddon, Lesley Berk, David Grimm, Sue Lauder, Seetal Dodd, Michael Berk and Trisha Suppes

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2017 5:26

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  30. Content type: Research

    Concerns about potential adverse effects of long-term exposure to lithium as a mood-stabilizing treatment notably include altered renal function. However, the incidence of severe renal dysfunction; rate of dec...

    Authors: Leonardo Tondo, Maria Abramowicz, Martin Alda, Michael Bauer, Alberto Bocchetta, Lorenza Bolzani, Cynthia V. Calkin, Caterina Chillotti, Diego Hidalgo-Mazzei, Mirko Manchia, Bruno Müller-Oerlinghausen, Andrea Murru, Giulio Perugi, Marco Pinna, Giuseppe Quaranta, Daniela Reginaldi…

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2017 5:27

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  31. Content type: Research

    The efficacy and utility of long-term prophylactic treatment in patients with bipolar disorders (BDs) have not been fully explored. This study aims to estimate the long-term clinical response of patients with ...

    Authors: Sung Woo Ahn, Ji Hyun Baek, So-Yung Yang, Yongkang Kim, Youngah Cho, Yujin Choi, Kounseok Lee, Taesung Park and Kyung Sue Hong

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2017 5:24

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  32. Content type: Case report

    To present a new case of adverse cutaneous reaction during lithium treatment and to update the systematic review and meta-analysis of the incidence of this adverse reaction.

    Authors: Martina Pinna, Mirko Manchia, Sergio Puddu, Giampaolo Minnai, Leonardo Tondo and Piergiorgio Salis

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2017 5:20

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  33. Content type: Short communication

    Epidemiological, clinical, and high-risk studies have provided evidence that the peak period for onset of diagnosable episodes of mania and hypomania starts in mid-to-late adolescence. Moreover, clinically sig...

    Authors: A. Duffy, S. Patten, S. Goodday, A. Weir, N. Heffer and A. Cipriani

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2017 5:22

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  34. Content type: Research

    The objective of this study was to identify molecular alterations in the human blood serum related to bipolar disorder, using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and chemometrics.

    Authors: Sumit Sethi, Mariana Pedrini, Lucas B. Rizzo, Maiara Zeni-Graiff, Caroline Dal Mas, Ana Cláudia Cassinelli, Mariane N. Noto, Elson Asevedo, Quirino Cordeiro, João G. M. Pontes, Antonio J. M. Brasil, Acioly Lacerda, Mirian A. F. Hayashi, Ronei Poppi, Ljubica Tasic and Elisa Brietzke

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2017 5:23

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  35. Content type: Research

    Recent observational studies have focused on lithium treatment in the elderly, with particular reference to safety in terms of thyroid and renal functions. The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical...

    Authors: Alberto Bocchetta, Francesca Cabras, Martina Pinna, Antonio Poddighe, Claudia Sardu, Raffaella Ardau, Caterina Chillotti and Maria Del Zompo

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2017 5:19

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  36. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    This letter is written in response to a review recently published in the journal. The aim is to highlight a potential methodological limitation common to many studies comparing bipolar patients with few previo...

    Authors: Diego J. Martino, Cecilia Samamé and Sergio A. Strejilevich

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2017 5:14

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  37. Content type: Research

    Individuals with bipolar disorder present with moderate impairments in social cognition during the euthymic state. The impairment extends to theory of mind and to the perception of emotion in faces and voices,...

    Authors: Anja Vaskinn, Trine Vik Lagerberg, Thomas D. Bjella, Carmen Simonsen, Ole A. Andreassen, Torill Ueland and Kjetil Sundet

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2017 5:13

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  38. Content type: Research

    Bipolar disorder (BD) patients exhibit cognitive impairments during euthymic states. Studies suggest that manic episodes may be correlated to cognitive impairments. The present study investigated the relations...

    Authors: Gabriel Okawa Belizario, Alexandre Duarte Gigante, Cristiana Castanho de Almeida Rocca and Beny Lafer

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2017 5:15

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  39. Content type: Review

    Depressive disorders are a leading cause of the global burden of disease and are associated with high recurrent often continuing morbidity and high excess mortality by suicide and cardiovascular disease. Whils...

    Authors: Mohammed T. Abou-Saleh, Bruno Müller-Oerlinghausen and Alec J. Coppen

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2017 5:11

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  40. Content type: Research

    Many bipolar patients (BP) are affected by cognitive impairments and reduced psychosocial function even after complete remission. In the present naturalistic study, we developed a tailored cognitive remediatio...

    Authors: J. Veeh, J. Kopf, S. Kittel-Schneider, J. Deckert and A. Reif

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2017 5:8

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  41. Content type: short communication

    In the last decade, an increasing number of publications have examined the precursors of bipolar disorders (BD) and attempted to clarify the early origins and illness trajectory. This is a complex task as the...

    Authors: Pierre Alexis Geoffroy and Jan Scott

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2017 5:7

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  42. Content type: Erratum

    Authors: Jörn Conell, Rita Bauer, Tasha Glenn, Martin Alda, Raffaella Ardau, Bernhard T. Baune, Michael Berk, Yuly Bersudsky, Amy Bilderbeck, Alberto Bocchetta, Letizia Bossini, Angela Marianne Paredes Castro, Eric Yat Wo Cheung, Caterina Chillotti, Sabine Choppin, Maria Del Zompo…

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2017 5:18

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    The original article was published in International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2016 4:17

  43. Content type: Research

    This study explores the association of demographic and clinical features with quality of life and functioning in individuals with bipolar disorder.

    Authors: Louisa G. Sylvia, Rebecca E. Montana, Thilo Deckersbach, Michael E. Thase, Maurcio Tohen, Noreen Reilly-Harrington, Melvin G. McInnis, James H. Kocsis, Charles Bowden, Joseph Calabrese, Keming Gao, Terence Ketter, Richard C. Shelton, Susan L. McElroy, Edward S. Friedman, Dustin J. Rabideau…

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2017 5:10

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  44. Content type: Research

    Even though United Nation announced that all persons with a mental illness shall be treated with humanity and respect for the inherent dignity of the human being, up to now, the use of coercion (physical restr...

    Authors: Habte Belete

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2017 5:17

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