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  1. Bipolar disorder (BD) is associated with excess and premature cardiovascular mortality. Elevated blood pressure (BP) is a leading contributor to cardiovascular risk. However, few studies have examined BP in BD...

    Authors: Niall M. McGowan, Molly Nichols, Amy C. Bilderbeck, Guy M. Goodwin and Kate E. A. Saunders
    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2021 9:5
  2. Bipolar Disorders (BD) are disabling and severe psychiatric disorders, commonly perceived as equally affecting both men and women. The prevalence of BD in the general population has been growing over the last ...

    Authors: Bernardo Dell’Osso, Rita Cafaro and Terence A. Ketter
    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2021 9:3
  3. Both bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder are characterized by difficulties in emotion regulation. Little is known about which specific emotion regulatory patterns may be transdiagnostic versus disor...

    Authors: Christie W. Musket, Natasha S. Hansen, Keith M. Welker, Kirsten E. Gilbert and June Gruber
    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2021 9:2
  4. Lithium-induced nephropathy is a known long-term complication, sometimes limiting the use of lithium as mood stabilizer. The aim of this study is to establish the incidence of chronic kidney disease and the ra...

    Authors: Arjan M. Van Alphen, Tessa M. Bosch, Ralph W. Kupka and Rocco Hoekstra
    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2021 9:1
  5. To identify possible socio-demographic and clinical factors associated with Good Outcome (GO) as compared with Poor Outcome (PO) in adult patients diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder (BD) who received long-term tr...

    Authors: Diane Grillault Laroche, Bruno Etain, Emanuel Severus, Jan Scott and Frank Bellivier
    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2020 8:40
  6. Although a growing body of literature highlights the potential benefit of smartphone-based mobile apps to aid in self-management and treatment of bipolar disorder, it is unclear whether such evidence-based app...

    Authors: Sarah Lagan, Abinaya Ramakrishnan, Evan Lamont, Aparna Ramakrishnan, Mark Frye and John Torous
    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2020 8:39
  7. Self-monitoring has been shown to improve the self-management and treatment of patients with bipolar disorder. However, current self-monitoring methods are limited to once-daily retrospectively assessed mood, ...

    Authors: Fionneke M. Bos, Evelien Snippe, Richard Bruggeman, Bennard Doornbos, Marieke Wichers and Lian van der Krieke
    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2020 8:38
  8. Evidence mapping is a structured approach used to synthesize the state-of-the-art in an emerging field of research when systematic reviews or meta-analyses are deemed inappropriate. We employed this strategy t...

    Authors: Jan Scott, Francesc Colom, Allan Young, Frank Bellivier and Bruno Etain
    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2020 8:37
  9. When evaluating the long-term treatment response to mood stabilizers using the Alda scale, mood stabilizer combination therapy is typically considered a confounding factor, and patients receiving combination t...

    Authors: Jinyoung Lee, Ji Hyun Baek, Dongbin Lee, Sung Woo Ahn, So-Yung Yang, Yujin Choi, Yong Chun Bahk and Kyung Sue Hong
    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2020 8:36
  10. The concept of misperception of sleep refers to the estimated discrepancy between subjective and objective measures of sleep. This has been assessed only in a few prior studies in individuals with Bipolar Diso...

    Authors: Henrik Myhre Ihler, Manon Meyrel, Vincent Hennion, Julia Maruani, Gregory Gross, Pierre A. Geoffroy, Trine Vik Lagerberg, Ingrid Melle, Frank Bellivier, Jan Scott and Bruno Etain
    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2020 8:34
  11. Digital phenotyping promises to unobtrusively obtaining a continuous and objective input of symptomatology from patients’ daily lives. The prime example are bipolar disorders, as smartphone parameters directly...

    Authors: Ulrich W. Ebner-Priemer, Esther Mühlbauer, Andreas B. Neubauer, Holger Hill, Fabrice Beier, Philip S. Santangelo, Philipp Ritter, Nikolaus Kleindienst, Michael Bauer, Florian Schmiedek and Emanuel Severus
    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2020 8:35
  12. Mindfulness- Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) could be a promising psychosocial intervention for people with bipolar disorder (BD). However, little is known about the feasibility of MBCT for people with BD. In t...

    Authors: Imke Hanssen, Nicole van der Horst, Marieke Boele, Marc Lochmann van Bennekom, Eline Regeer and Anne Speckens
    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2020 8:33
  13. In DSM-5 activity is a core criterion for diagnosing hypomania and mania. However, there are no guidelines for quantifying changes in activity. The objectives of the study were (1) to investigate daily smartph...

    Authors: Sharleny Stanislaus, Maj Vinberg, Sigurd Melbye, Mads Frost, Jonas Busk, Jakob E. Bardram, Lars Vedel Kessing and Maria Faurholt-Jepsen
    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2020 8:32
  14. On July 29, 1890 at the age of 37 years, the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh died from the consequences of a suicide attempt with a gun 2 days earlier. Since then many medical and psychological theories were su...

    Authors: Willem A. Nolen, Erwin van Meekeren, Piet Voskuil and Willem van Tilburg
    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2020 8:30
  15. Cognitive impairments in patients with bipolar disorder (BD) have been associated with reduced functioning. Aims: To investigate the association between (1) patient-evaluated cognitive function measured daily ...

    Authors: Maria Faurholt-Jepsen, Kamilla Woznica Miskowiak, Mads Frost, Ellen Margrethe Christensen, Helga Þórarinsdóttir, Jakob Eyvind Bardram, Maj Vinberg and Lars Vedel Kessing
    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2020 8:31
  16. Psychiatrists were surveyed to obtain an overview of how they currently use technology in clinical practice, with a focus on psychiatrists who treat patients with bipolar disorder.

    Authors: Rita Bauer, Tasha Glenn, Scott Monteith, Peter C. Whybrow and Michael Bauer
    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2020 8:29
  17. Many frequently used instruments fail to assess psychosocial functioning in patients with bipolar disorder. The Functioning Assessment Short Test (FAST) was developed in order to tackle this problem and to ass...

    Authors: Melis Orhan, Nicole Korten, Ralph Kupka, Patricia van Oppen, Max Stek, Eduard Vieta, Sigfried Schouws, Wouter van Ballegooijen and Annemiek Dols
    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2020 8:28
  18. Psychoeducation (PE) for bipolar disorder (BD) has a first-line recommendation for the maintenance treatment phase of BD. Formats vary greatly in the number of sessions, whether offered individually or in a gr...

    Authors: Susan Zyto, Nienke Jabben, Peter F. J. Schulte, Eline J. Regeer, Peter J. J. Goossens and Ralph W. Kupka
    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2020 8:26
  19. Bipolar offspring are considered a high-risk group for developing mental disorders. Developmental outcomes result from additive and interactive effects of biological vulnerability and environmental influences....

    Authors: Teija M. S. Anke, Kari Slinning, Vibeke Moe, Cathrine Brunborg, Torill S. Siqveland and Dag Vegard Skjelstad
    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2020 8:27
  20. This first mixed-methods UK trial examined the feasibility and acceptability of a future definitive randomised controlled trial (RCT) to evaluate whether Family Focussed Treatment for Adolescents with Bipolar ...

    Authors: A. Sharma, M. Glod, T. Forster, R. McGovern, K. McGurk, E. Barron Millar, T. D. Meyer, D. Miklowitz, V. Ryan, L. Vale and A. Le Couteur
    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2020 8:24
  21. Treatment in bipolar disorder (BD) is commonly applied as a multimodal therapy based on decision algorithms that lack an integrative understanding of molecular mechanisms or a biomarker associated clinical out...

    Authors: Alfredo B. Cuéllar-Barboza, Susan L. McElroy, Marin Veldic, Balwinder Singh, Simon Kung, Francisco Romo-Nava, Nicolas A. Nunez, Alejandra Cabello-Arreola, Brandon J. Coombes, Miguel Prieto, Hannah K. Betcher, Katherine M. Moore, Stacey J. Winham, Joanna M. Biernacka and Mark A. Frye
    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2020 8:23
  22. Bipolar disorders (BD) belong to the most severe mental disorders, characterized by an early onset and recurrent, severe episodes or a chronic course with poor psychosocial functioning in a proportion of patie...

    Authors: Andrea Pfennig, Karolina Leopold, Julia Martini, Anne Boehme, Martin Lambert, Thomas Stamm, Felix Bermpohl, Andreas Reif, Sarah Kittel-Schneider, Georg Juckel, Andreas J. Fallgatter, Tilo Kircher, Andreas Jansen, Steffi Pfeiffer, Christina Berndt, Maren Rottmann-Wolf…
    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2020 8:22
  23. Light therapy has been used to treat winter depression in bipolar disorder, although the dose, duration, and timing of treatment have differed. The present study is an open trial of light therapy for depressiv...

    Authors: Lotte J. E. van Hout, Lisette E. P. Rops and Claudia J. P. Simons
    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2020 8:17
  24. Sleep disturbances are a central feature in bipolar disorder (BD) that often persist in remission and seem to be present also in unaffected first-degree relatives (UR) of patients with BD, presenting a possibl...

    Authors: Nikolaj Folke la Cour Karottki, Klara Coello, Sharleny Stanislaus, Sigurd Melbye, Hanne Lie Kjærstad, Kimie Stefanie Ormstrup Sletved, Lars Vedel Kessing and Maj Vinberg
    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2020 8:16
  25. Since its introduction in modern medicine, naturalistic observations emerged about possible uses of lithium treatment for conditions different from recurring affective disorders, for which it is still a first-...

    Authors: Andrea Murru, Mirko Manchia, Tomas Hajek, René E. Nielsen, Janusz K. Rybakowski, Gabriele Sani, Thomas G. Schulze, Leonardo Tondo and Michael Bauer
    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2020 8:21
  26. Diagnostic stability of bipolar disorder (BD) in children and adolescents, beyond the first contact has been investigated sparsely. The aim of this study was to investigate the diagnostic stability of BD in ch...

    Authors: Mathilde Frahm Laursen, Rasmus W. Licht, Christoph U. Correll, Tobias Kallehauge, Ann-Eva Christensen, Maria Rodrigo-Domingo and René Ernst Nielsen
    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2020 8:14
  27. To compare illness characteristics, treatment history, response and durability, and suicidality scores over a 5-year period in patients with treatment-resistant bipolar depression participating in a prospectiv...

    Authors: R. Hamish McAllister-Williams, Soraia Sousa, Arun Kumar, Teresa Greco, Mark T. Bunker, Scott T. Aaronson, Charles R. Conway and A. John Rush
    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2020 8:13
  28. It can be argued that the controversy over paediatric bipolar disorder has been useful in highlighting the issue of bipolar disorder in youths generally. Arising out of this controversy is the recognition that...

    Authors: Anthony James
    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2020 8:19
  29. Differentiating between unipolar and bipolar depression can be clinically challenging, especially at first presentation. Patterns of cortisol secretion could aid diagnostic discrimination in affective disorder...

    Authors: Andrés Herane-Vives, Danilo Arnone, Valeria de Angel, Andrew Papadopoulos, Toby Wise, Luis Alameda, Kia-Chong Chua, Allan H. Young and Anthony J. Cleare
    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2020 8:15
  30. The aim of this study is to determine whether adding combination of agents with anti-inflammatory and neurotrophic effects is more efficacious than mood stabilizer alone in improving clinical symptoms, plasma ...

    Authors: Sheng-Yu Lee, Tzu-Yun Wang, Shiou-Lan Chen, Yun-Hsuan Chang, Po-See Chen, San-Yuan Huang, Nian-Sheng Tzeng, Liang-Jen Wang, I-Hui Lee, Kao-Ching Chen, Yen-Kuang Yang, Jau-Shyong Hong and Ru-Band Lu
    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2020 8:11
  31. Child maltreatment has been shown to be associated with a wide range of mental disorders, including bipolar disorders. In this 2-year follow-up study, recollections of emotional, physical and sexual abuse were...

    Authors: Ida S. Haussleiter, Eva Neumann, Sandra Lorek, Bianca Ueberberg and Georg Juckel
    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2020 8:10
  32. Bipolar disorder is associated with significant functional deficits including occupational functioning. Despite the high rates of unemployment and sick leave in the patient population, only a limited number of...

    Authors: Julia Drakopoulos, Timea Sparding, Caitlin Clements, Erik Pålsson and Mikael Landén
    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2020 8:7
  33. Stressful life events influence the course of affective disorders, however, the mechanisms by which they bring about phenotypic change are not entirely known.

    Authors: Ashley L. Comes, Darina Czamara, Kristina Adorjan, Heike Anderson-Schmidt, Till F. M. Andlauer, Monika Budde, Katrin Gade, Maria Hake, Janos L. Kalman, Sergi Papiol, Daniela Reich-Erkelenz, Farah Klöhn-Saghatolislam, Sabrina K. Schaupp, Eva C. Schulte, Fanny Senner, Georg Juckel…
    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2020 8:9
  34. Individuals with bipolar disorder (BD) often possess maladaptive traits and present with various difficulties in psychosocial functioning. However, little is known about the intimate partners of adults with bi...

    Authors: Lisa Serravalle, Vanessa Iacono, Sheilagh Hodgins and Mark A. Ellenbogen
    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2020 8:8
  35. Bipolar disorder (BD) is a complex mood disorder. The genetic mechanism of BD remains largely unknown.

    Authors: Xin Qi, Yan Wen, Ping Li, Chujun Liang, Bolun Cheng, Mei Ma, Shiqiang Cheng, Lu Zhang, Li Liu, Om Prakash Kafle and Feng Zhang
    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2020 8:6
  36. The issue of categorical vs. dimensional classification of bipolar disorder continues to generate controversy as it has for generations. Despite the evidence that no psychiatric disorder has discrete boundarie...

    Authors: Michael Gitlin and Gin S. Malhi
    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2020 8:5
  37. The Clinical descriptions and diagnostic guidelines for the ICD-11 Classification of mental and behavioural disorders should soon be finalized. To measure their potential impact, the new proposed definitions o...

    Authors: Jules Angst, Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross and Wulf Rössler
    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2020 8:3
  38. There has been increasing interest in the use of smartphone applications (apps) and other consumer technology in mental health care for a number of years. However, the vision of data from apps seamlessly retur...

    Authors: Michael Bauer, Tasha Glenn, John Geddes, Michael Gitlin, Paul Grof, Lars V. Kessing, Scott Monteith, Maria Faurholt-Jepsen, Emanuel Severus and Peter C. Whybrow
    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2020 8:2
  39. Depression in bipolar disorder (BD) patients presents major clinical challenges. As the predominant psychopathology even in treated BD, depression is associated not only with excess morbidity, but also mortali...

    Authors: Ross J. Baldessarini, Gustavo H. Vázquez and Leonardo Tondo
    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2020 8:1
  40. Impairments in psychosocial functioning have been demonstrated in 30–60% of adults with bipolar disorder (BD). However, the majority of studies investigating the effect of comorbid mental health disorders and ...

    Authors: Francis Bennett, Sophie Hodgetts, Andrew Close, Mark Frye, Heinz Grunze, Paul Keck, Ralph Kupka, Susan McElroy, Willem Nolen, Robert Post, Lars Schärer, Trisha Suppes and Aditya N. Sharma
    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2019 7:28
  41. Bipolar disorder (BD) is characterized by recurrent episodes of depression and mania/hypomania alternating with intervals of well-being. The neurobiological underpinnings of BD are still veiled although there ...

    Authors: Mirko Manchia, Alessio Squassina, Claudia Pisanu, Donatella Congiu, Mario Garzilli, Beatrice Guiso, Federico Suprani, Pasquale Paribello, Vittoria Pulcinelli, Maria Novella Iaselli, Federica Pinna, Flavia Valtorta, Bernardo Carpiniello and Stefano Comai
    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2019 7:27
  42. Several recent studies have investigated the role of C-reactive protein (CRP) in bipolar disorder (BD), but few studies have directly investigated the interaction between CRP genetic variants and peripheral CRP c...

    Authors: Ann-Kristin Evers, Julia Veeh, Rhiannon McNeill, Andreas Reif and Sarah Kittel-Schneider
    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2019 7:26
  43. Cognitive deficits are common in patients with bipolar disorder (BD). Abnormal high density lipoprotein (HDL) levels have been implicated in cognitive deficits associated with ageing and neurodegenerative diso...

    Authors: Li Hui, Xiao Li Yin, Jie Chen, Xu Yuan Yin, Hong Liang Zhu, Jin Li, Guang Zhong Yin, Xiao Wen Xu, Xiao Nan Yang, Zheng Kang Qian, Cai Xia Jiang, Zhen Tang, Hai Bing Yang, Eric F. C. Cheung, Raymond C. K. Chan and Qiu Fang Jia
    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2019 7:25
  44. Alterations in the structure and physiology of interneurons in the prefrontal cortex (PFC) are important factors in the etiopathology of different psychiatric disorders. Among the interneuronal subpopulations,...

    Authors: Julia Alcaide, Ramón Guirado, Carlos Crespo, José Miguel Blasco-Ibáñez, Emilio Varea, Julio Sanjuan and Juan Nacher
    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2019 7:24