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  1. Content type: Research

    Some, but not all, prior investigations suggest armodafinil may have utility as an adjunctive treatment in bipolar I depression.

    Authors: Mark A Frye, Jess Amchin, Michael Bauer, Caleb Adler, Ronghua Yang and Terence A Ketter

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2015 3:18

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  2. Content type: Research

    Little is known about the mood symptom experience of women with bipolar disorder during the menopausal transition (MT). Yet times of rapid hormonal decline, such as the postpartum, are associated with increase...

    Authors: Wendy K. Marsh, Bernice Gershenson and Anthony J. Rothschild

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2015 3:17

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  3. Content type: Editorial

    The previous contribution of Duffy and colleagues suggests that a chain of behavioral events starting during childhood precedes the development of full-blown bipolar disorder. In this vein, the recent contribu...

    Authors: Ives C Passos, Karen Jansen and Flavio Kapczinski

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2015 3:16

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  4. Content type: Review

    The management and treatment of patients with suicidal behavior is one of the most challenging tasks for health-care professionals. Patients with affective disorders are at high risk for suicidal behavior, the...

    Authors: U Lewitzka, E Severus, R Bauer, P Ritter, B Müller-Oerlinghausen and M Bauer

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2015 3:15

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  5. Content type: Research

    We aimed to establish a bipolar disorder biobank to serve as a resource for clinical and biomarker studies of disease risk and treatment response. Here, we describe the aims, design, infrastructure, and resear...

    Authors: Mark A Frye, Susan L McElroy, Manuel Fuentes, Bruce Sutor, Kathryn M Schak, Christine W Galardy, Brian A Palmer, Miguel L Prieto, Simon Kung, Christopher L Sola, Euijung Ryu, Marin Veldic, Jennifer Geske, Alfredo Cuellar-Barboza, Lisa R Seymour, Nicole Mori…

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2015 3:14

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  6. Content type: Review

    Reports of toxic effects on the kidney of lithium treatment emerged very soon after lithium therapy was introduced. Lithium-induced nephrogenic diabetes insipidus is usually self-limiting or not clinically dan...

    Authors: Abed N. Azab, Alla Shnaider, Yamima Osher, Dana Wang, Yuly Bersudsky and R. H. Belmaker

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2015 3:13

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  7. Content type: Research

    Dietary supplements are taken by about half of Americans. Knowledge of dietary supplement use is important because they may interact with prescription drugs or other supplements, cause adverse reactions includ...

    Authors: Michael Bauer, Tasha Glenn, Jörn Conell, Natalie Rasgon, Wendy Marsh, Kemal Sagduyu, Rodrigo Munoz, Ute Lewitzka, Rita Bauer, Maximilian Pilhatsch, Scott Monteith and Peter C. Whybrow

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2015 3:12

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  8. Content type: Research

    A previous factor analysis of Young Mania Rating Scale and Montgomery-Åsberg Depression Rating Scale items identified composite factors of depression, mania, sleep disturbance, judgment/impulsivity, and irrita...

    Authors: Michael J Ostacher, Trisha Suppes, Alan C Swann, James M Eudicone, Wally Landsberg, Ross A Baker and Berit X Carlson

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2015 3:11

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  9. Content type: Research

    The Functioning Assessment Short Test (FAST) was developed for the clinical evaluation of functional impairment of patients suffering from bipolar disorder. The aim of this study was to validate the Finnish ve...

    Authors: Kirsi Suominen, Elina Salminen, Susanna Lähteenmäki, Tiina Tupala and Erkki Isometsä

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2015 3:10

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  10. Content type: Review

    There is evidence of cognitive impairment that persists in the remission phase of bipolar disorder; however, the extent of the deficits that occur from the first onset of the disorder remains unclear. This is ...

    Authors: Rothanthi Daglas, Murat Yücel, Sue Cotton, Kelly Allott, Sarah Hetrick and Michael Berk

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2015 3:9

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  11. Content type: Research

    Life events play an important role in the onset and course of bipolar disorder. We will test the influence of life events on first and recurrent admissions in bipolar disorder and their interaction to test the...

    Authors: Sanne M Kemner, Neeltje EM van Haren, Florian Bootsman, Marinus JC Eijkemans, Ronald Vonk, Astrid C van der Schot, Willem A Nolen and Manon HJ Hillegers

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2015 3:6

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  12. Content type: Case Report

    There is an increasing use of ayahuasca for recreational purposes. Furthermore, there is a growing evidence for the antidepressant properties of its components. However, there are no reports on the effects of ...

    Authors: Alejandro G Szmulewicz, Marina P Valerio and Jose M Smith

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2015 3:4

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  13. Content type: Research

    It has been proposed that bipolar disorder onsets in a predictable progressive sequence of clinical stages. However, there is some debate in regard to a statistical approach to test this hypothesis. The object...

    Authors: Charles DG Keown-Stoneman, Julie Horrocks, Gerarda A Darlington, Sarah Goodday, Paul Grof and Anne Duffy

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2015 3:5

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  14. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    With two recent systematic reviews and meta-analyses on the efficacy of lithium compared to placebo and other treatment options, it can now be concluded that lithium is the only drug that has been shown effica...

    Authors: Willem A Nolen

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2015 3:1

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  15. Content type: Research

    In previous years, research has focused on the situation of psychiatric patients' minor children. The aims of this qualitative study were to describe the experience of adult children of depressed and bipolar p...

    Authors: Rita Bauer, Hermann Spiessl and Marina J Helmbrecht

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2015 3:2

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  16. Content type: Research

    Cognitive impairment in patients with bipolar disorder (BD) is not restricted to symptomatic phases. It is also present in euthymia. There is evidence of differences in the brain’s structure between bipolar pa...

    Authors: Andrea Pfennig, Martin Alda, Trevor Young, Glenda MacQueen, Janusz Rybakowski, Aleksandra Suwalska, Christian Simhandl, Barbara König, Tomas Hajek, Claire O’Donovan, Dirk Wittekind, Susanne von Quillfeldt, Jana Ploch, Cathrin Sauer and Michael Bauer

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2014 2:16

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  17. Content type: Research

    In a previous meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials comparing lithium with placebo as a long-term treatment in bipolar disorders, we observed a clear preventative effect for manic episodes; however, th...

    Authors: Emanuel Severus, Matthew J Taylor, Cathrin Sauer, Andrea Pfennig, Philipp Ritter, Michael Bauer and John R Geddes

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2014 2:15

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  18. Content type: Research

    Quetiapine extended release (XR) and lithium are treatments with proven efficacy in acute mania. This randomized study evaluated the efficacy and safety of lithium or placebo as add-on to quetiapine XR in adul...

    Authors: Michel S Bourin, Emanuel Severus, Juan P Schronen, Peter Gass, Johan Szamosi, Hans Eriksson and Hongally Chandrashekar

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2014 2:14

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  19. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Lithium as a gold standard therapy for bipolar disorder is well known to have a number of medical comorbidities that impact renal, parathyroid, and thyroid function. Despite these medical comorbidities, there ...

    Authors: Manuel E Fuentes Salgado, Bruce Sutor, Robert C Albright and Mark A Frye

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2014 2:12

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  20. Content type: Research

    Compliance is a key factor in the maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder. This noninterventional study was conducted to explore factors associated with higher levels of compliance in bipolar patients, all t...

    Authors: Alexandra Kutzelnigg, Martin Kopeinig, Chih-Ken Chen, Ágnes Fábián, María Gloria Pujol-Luna, Young-chul Shin, Tamás Treuer, Yulia D'yachkova, Claudia Deix, Siegfried Kasper and Dagmar Doby

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2014 2:13

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  21. Content type: Research

    Studies from the USA suggest that rates of pediatric bipolar disorder have increased since the mid-90s, but no study outside the USA has been published on the rates of pediatric bipolar disorder. Further, it i...

    Authors: Lars Vedel Kessing, Eleni Vradi and Per Kragh Andersen

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2014 2:10

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  22. Content type: Research

    The nature of mood variation in bipolar disorder has been the subject of relatively little research because detailed time series data has been difficult to obtain until recently. However some papers have addre...

    Authors: Paul J Moore, Max A Little, Patrick E McSharry, Guy M Goodwin and John R Geddes

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2014 2:11

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  23. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    When analysing and reporting data from long-term drug trials in bipolar disorder, it has become the standard to break down the outcome into the prevention of mania and the prevention of depression. However, as...

    Authors: Rasmus Wentzer Licht and Emanuel Severus

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2014 2:8

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  24. Content type: Research

    The lateral hypothalamus integrates critical physiological functions such as the sleep-wake cycle, energy expenditure, and sexual behaviors. These functions are severely dysregulated during mania. In this stud...

    Authors: Osama A Abulseoud, Ulas M Camsari, Christina L Ruby, Khalid Mohamed, Noha M Abdel Gawad, Aimen Kasasbeh, Mehmet Y Yüksel and Doo-Sup Choi

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2014 2:7

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  25. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Bipolar disorder (BD) is a common, severe mental disorder with a high recurrence rate. Lithium (Li) is the cornerstone of BD treatments to reduce recurrence, suicide, and mortality risks. However, only 30% of ...

    Authors: Pierre Alexis Geoffroy, Bruno Etain, Sarah Sportiche and Frank Bellivier

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2014 2:5

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  26. Content type: Research

    Bipolar disorder is a highly heritable illness that onsets in adolescence and young adulthood. We examined gene expression (mRNA) and protein levels of candidate immune and neurotrophic markers in well-charact...

    Authors: Anne Duffy, Julie Horrocks, Sarah Doucette, Charles Keown-Stoneman, Paul Grof, Ana Andreazza and L Trevor Young

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2014 2:4

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  27. Content type: Research

    Reduction of the stigma of mental illness is an international priority; arts- and contact-based approaches represent a promising mode of intervention. This project was designed to explore the impact of a one-w...

    Authors: Erin E Michalak, James D Livingston, Victoria Maxwell, Rachelle Hole, Lisa D Hawke and Sagar V Parikh

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2014 2:1

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  28. Content type: Research

    Bipolar disorder (BD) is a complex psychiatric phenotype with a high heritability and a multifactorial etiology. Multisite collaborative efforts using genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified onl...

    Authors: John S Strauss, Tarang Khare, Vincenzo De Luca, Richie Jeremian, James L Kennedy, John B Vincent and Arturas Petronis

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2013 1:28

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  29. Content type: Research

    Bipolar disorder may be associated with a hypersensitive behavioral approach system and therefore to increased reward sensitivity. The objective of this study is to explore the interrelationships between bipol...

    Authors: Ran Sapir, Ada H Zohar, Yuly Bersudsky, RH Belmaker and Yamima Osher

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2013 1:27

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  30. Content type: Research

    This study analyzed regularity in the daily dosage of antidepressants taken by patients with bipolar disorder and identified the factors associated with irregularity.

    Authors: Rita Bauer, Tasha Glenn, Martin Alda, Kemal Sagduyu, Wendy Marsh, Paul Grof, Rodrigo Munoz, Greg Murray, Philipp Ritter, Ute Lewitzka, Emanuel Severus, Peter C Whybrow and Michael Bauer

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2013 1:26

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  31. Content type: Research

    Eating disorder (ED) patients often have comorbidities with other psychiatric disorders, especially with mood disorders. Although recent studies suggest an intimate relationship between ED and bipolar disorder...

    Authors: Rodolfo Nunes Campos, Rodrigues Domingos dos Santos Junior, Táki Athanássios Cordás, Jules Angst and Ricardo Alberto Moreno

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2013 1:25

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  32. Content type: Short communication

    This pilot study examines the proof of concept of a consolidated Nutrition, Exercise, and Wellness Treatment (NEW Tx) for overweight individuals with bipolar disorder.

    Authors: Louisa G Sylvia, Stephanie Salcedo, Emily E Bernstein, Ji Hyun Baek, Andrew A Nierenberg and Thilo Deckersbach

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2013 1:24

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  33. Content type: Research

    Distress and/or dysfunction are well established as key reasons for help-seeking. We explore the characteristics of groups defined by high or low distress or disability in young people with unipolar depression...

    Authors: Elizabeth M Scott, Daniel F Hermens, Sharon L Naismith, Adam J Guastella, Django White, Bradley G Whitwell, Jim Lagopoulos, Jan Scott and Ian B Hickie

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2013 1:23

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  34. Content type: Research

    The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition (DSM-5), includes a new 'With Mixed Features’ specifier for mood episodes. In (hypo-)manic episodes, the specifier is given if three or ...

    Authors: Thierry Hergueta and Emmanuelle Weiller

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2013 1:21

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  35. Content type: Obituary

    Authors: Daniela Reginaldi, Alexia Koukopoulos, Ross J Baldessarini, Gianni L Faedda, Giuseppe Fazzari, Paolo Girardi, Giorgio Kotzalidis, Giovanni Manfredi, Gian Paolo Minnai, Isabella Pacchiarotti, Michele Raja, Gabriele Sani, Gino Serra, Leonardo Tondo and Eduard Vieta

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2013 1:17

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  36. Content type: Research

    Glial dysfunction has been purported to be important to the pathophysiology of bipolar illness. However, manic behavior has not been previously demonstrated to result as a consequence of glial pathology. The a...

    Authors: Yonglin Gao, Malhar Jhaveri, Zhenmin Lei, Brandy L Chaneb, Jerry Lingrel and Rif S El-Mallakh

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2013 1:20

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  37. Content type: Research

    Mood elevation is common in adolescents and young adults. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of a bipolar diagnosis and co-morbidity in individuals identified by online screening for exper...

    Authors: Philippa L Rock, Rebecca A Chandler, Catherine J Harmer, Robert D Rogers and Guy M Goodwin

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2013 1:19

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  38. Content type: Research

    Lithium-induced hyperparathyroidism (LIH) is a relative underrecognized complication of long-term lithium treatment. Hypercalcemia may be the first, but often overlooked, sign of LIH. Symptoms of LIH can be si...

    Authors: Bas A Twigt, Bernard M Houweling, Menno R Vriens, Eline J Regeer, Ralph W Kupka, Inne HM Borel Rinkes and Gerlof D Valk

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2013 1:18

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  39. Content type: Research

    Poor sleep quality is known to precede the onset of mood episodes and to be associated with poor treatment outcomes in bipolar disorder (BD). We sought to identify modifiable factors that correlate with poor s...

    Authors: Erika FH Saunders, Danielle M Novick, Julio Fernandez-Mendoza, Masoud Kamali, Kelly A Ryan, Scott A Langenecker, Alan J Gelenberg and Melvin G McInnis

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2013 1:16

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  40. Content type: Research

    Comorbid anxiety disorders are extremely prevalent in bipolar disorder (BD) and have substantial impact on the course of illness. Limited evidence regarding treatment factors has led to a renewal of research e...

    Authors: Lisa D Hawke, Vytas Velyvis and Sagar V Parikh

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2013 1:15

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  41. Content type: Short communication

    The diagnostic classification of mood disorders by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR) had two major shortcomings: an underdiagnosis of bipolar disorders and a large proportion o...

    Authors: Jules Angst

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2013 1:12

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