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  1. Despite various pharmacological and psychological treatment interventions, bipolar disorders rank among the leading causes of global disease burden. Group psychoeducation has been demonstrated an effective add...

    Authors: Johannes Petzold, René Mayer-Pelinski, Maximilian Pilhatsch, Susan Luthe, Thomas Barth, Michael Bauer and Emanuel Severus

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2019 7:23

    Content type: Research

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  2. Anxiety is associated with mood disorders including bipolar disorder. Two statistical modelling frameworks were compared to investigate the longitudinal relationship between repeatedly measured anxiety symptom...

    Authors: Ruoxi Dong, George Stefan, Julie Horrocks, Sarah M. Goodday and Anne Duffy

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2019 7:22

    Content type: Research

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  3. Symptoms of anxiety co-occur in a variety of disorders including in depressive episodes of bipolar disorder and in patients with thyrotoxicosis. Treatment of refractory bipolar disorder with supraphysiologic d...

    Authors: Maximilian Pilhatsch, Thomas J Stamm, Petra Stahl, Ute Lewitzka, Anne Berghöfer, Cathrin Sauer, Michael Gitlin, Mark A. Frye, Peter C. Whybrow and Michael Bauer

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2019 7:21

    Content type: Research

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  4. Lithium is recommended as a first line treatment for bipolar disorders. However, only 30% of patients show an optimal outcome and variability in lithium response and tolerability is poorly understood. It remai...

    Authors: Jan Scott, Diego Hidalgo-Mazzei, Rebecca Strawbridge, Allan Young, Matthieu Resche-Rigon, Bruno Etain, Ole A. Andreassen, Michael Bauer, Djamila Bennabi, Andrew M. Blamire, Fawzi Boumezbeur, Paolo Brambilla, Nadia Cattane, Annamaria Cattaneo, Marie Chupin, Klara Coello…

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2019 7:20

    Content type: Review

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  5. Nonadherence with mood stabilizers is a major problem that negatively impacts the course of bipolar disorder. Medication adherence is a complex individual behavior, and adherence rates often change over time. ...

    Authors: M. Bauer, T. Glenn, M. Alda, R. Bauer, P. Grof, W. Marsh, S. Monteith, R. Munoz, N. Rasgon, K. Sagduyu and P. C. Whybrow

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2019 7:19

    Content type: Research

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  6. Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) has been adopted as an evidence-based treatment for unipolar depressive disorder (UDD). Although MBCT has not been included in the treatment guidelines for bipolar di...

    Authors: I. Hanssen, M. I. van Dord, F. R. Compen, D. E. M. Geurts, M. P. J. Schellekens and A. E. M. Speckens

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2019 7:18

    Content type: Research

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  7. Bipolar disorder is highly heritable and typically onsets in late adolescence or early adulthood. Evidence suggests that immune activation may be a mediating pathway between genetic predisposition and onset of...

    Authors: Anne Duffy, Sarah M. Goodday, Charles Keown-Stoneman, Martina Scotti, Malosree Maitra, Corina Nagy, Julie Horrocks and Gustavo Turecki

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2019 7:17

    Content type: Short communication

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  8. Lithium has been used clinically for 70 years, mainly to treat bipolar disorder. Competing treatments and exaggerated impressions about complexity and risks of lithium treatment have led to its declining use i...

    Authors: Leonardo Tondo, Martin Alda, Michael Bauer, Veerle Bergink, Paul Grof, Tomas Hajek, Ute Lewitka, Rasmus W. Licht, Mirko Manchia, Bruno Müller-Oerlinghausen, René E. Nielsen, Marylou Selo, Christian Simhandl and Ross J. Baldessarini

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2019 7:16

    Content type: Review

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  9. Comorbid attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is common in bipolar disorder and associated with worse outcomes. Cognitive testing might be a tool to identify this group. Here we compare the neuropsy...

    Authors: Sara Salarvan, Timea Sparding, Caitlin Clements, Eleonore Rydén and Mikael Landén

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2019 7:14

    Content type: Research

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  10. Innate immune system dysfunction has been recognized as an important element in the pathophysiology of bipolar disorder (BD). We aimed to investigate whether there are differences in the response of macrophage...

    Authors: Bruna M. Ascoli, Mariana M. Parisi, Giovana Bristot, Bárbara Antqueviezc, Luiza P. Géa, Rafael Colombo, Flávio Kapczinski, Fátima Theresinha Costa Rodrigues Guma, Elisa Brietzke, Florencia M. Barbé-Tuana and Adriane R. Rosa

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2019 7:13

    Content type: Research

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  11. Somatic diseases, including cardiovascular, respiratory, and cancer diseases, are the main contributors to a shortened life expectancy of 10–20 years in patients with bipolar disorder as compared to the genera...

    Authors: René Ernst Nielsen, Pirathiv Kugathasan, Sune Straszek, Svend Eggert Jensen and Rasmus W. Licht

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2019 7:12

    Content type: Review

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  12. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is an effective treatment for all bipolar states. However, ECT remains underutilized, likely stemming from stigma and the risk of neurocognitive impairment. Neuroimaging researc...

    Authors: Christopher C. Abbott, Jeremy Miller, Megan Lloyd and Mauricio Tohen

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2019 7:11

    Content type: Review

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  13. The prevalence of metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance is twice as high in patients with bipolar disorder compared with the general population, and possibly associated with a disabling illness trajectory ...

    Authors: Klara Coello, Maj Vinberg, Filip K. Knop, Bente K. Pedersen, Roger S. McIntyre, Lars V. Kessing and Klaus Munkholm

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2019 7:8

    Content type: Research

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  14. Women with bipolar disorder have a high risk of illness relapse postpartum, including psychosis. The aim of the study was to explore how perinatal women with bipolar disorder relate to the risk. What are their...

    Authors: Teija M. S. Anke, Kari Slinning and Dag Vegard Skjelstad

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2019 7:7

    Content type: Research

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  15. Patients with severe mental illness (SMI) have a reduced life expectancy of one to two decades as compared to the general population, with most years of life lost due to somatic diseases. Most previous studies...

    Authors: Line Hosbond Lomholt, Diana Vincens Andersen, Christina Sejrsgaard-Jacobsen, Cagla Margit Øzdemir, Claus Graff, Ole Schjerning, Svend Eggert Jensen, Sune Puggard Vogt Straszek, Rasmus W. Licht, Simon Grøntved and René Ernst Nielsen

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2019 7:6

    Content type: Research

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  16. In previous studies we found mild deficiencies of circulating T cells in patients with bipolar disorder (BD) and children at risk for BD, correlating to a higher inflammatory state. The genetic and environment...

    Authors: G. Snijders, R. Brouwer, S. Kemner, F. Bootsman, H. A. Drexhage and M. H. J. Hillegers

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2019 7:4

    Content type: Short Communication

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  17. Mood instability in bipolar disorder is associated with a risk of relapse. This study investigated differences in mood instability between patients with bipolar disorder type I and type II, which previously ha...

    Authors: Maria Faurholt-Jepsen, Mads Frost, Jonas Busk, Ellen Margrethe Christensen, Jakob E. Bardram, Maj Vinberg and Lars Vedel Kessing

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2019 7:5

    Content type: Research

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  18. Mood disorder patients have a tendency to be more internally oriented, with difficulties in switching attentional focus, which might result in the generation of negative thoughts, such as rumination. The prese...

    Authors: Kallia Apazoglou, Anne-Lise Küng, Paolo Cordera, Jean-Michel Aubry, Alexandre Dayer, Patrik Vuilleumier and Camille Piguet

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2019 7:3

    Content type: Research

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  19. The progress and recovery of a patient with mania during hospitalization is differently seen by professionals working at an admission ward and by relatives of the patient. Professionals often indicate that the...

    Authors: P. J. J. Goossens, T. H. Daggenvoorde, H. G. Groot Lipman, S. Verhaeghe and A. W. M. M. Stevens

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2019 7:2

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  20. The aims of the present multicenter pilot study were to examine the feasibility and usability of two different smartphone-based monitoring systems (the Pulso system and the Trilogis-Monsenso system) from two I...

    Authors: Maria Faurholt-Jepsen, Emanuale Torri, Jesús Cobo, Daryoush Yazdanyar, Diego Palao, Narcis Cardoner, Olaf Andreatta, Oscar Mayora and Lars Vedel Kessing

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2019 7:1

    Content type: Research

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  21. Lithium is an effective treatment in pregnancy and postpartum for the prevention of relapse in bipolar disorder. However, lithium has also been associated with risks during pregnancy for both the mother and th...

    Authors: Eline M. P. Poels, Hilmar H. Bijma, Megan Galbally and Veerle Bergink

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2018 6:26

    Content type: Review

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  22. The proper place and the optimal use of antidepressants in treating bipolar depression continues to be an area of great interest and greater controversy with passionate opinions more common than good studies. ...

    Authors: Michael J. Gitlin

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2018 6:25

    Content type: Review

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  23. Disentangling the etiology of common, complex diseases is a major challenge in genetic research. For bipolar disorder (BD), several genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have been performed. Similar to other ...

    Authors: René Breuer, Manuel Mattheisen, Josef Frank, Bertram Krumm, Jens Treutlein, Layla Kassem, Jana Strohmaier, Stefan Herms, Thomas W. Mühleisen, Franziska Degenhardt, Sven Cichon, Markus M. Nöthen, George Karypis, John Kelsoe, Tiffany Greenwood, Caroline Nievergelt…

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2018 6:24

    Content type: Research

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  24. In mental health care, clinical practice is often based on the best available research evidence. However, research findings are difficult to apply to clinical practice, resulting in an implementation gap. To b...

    Authors: Eva F. Maassen, Barbara J. Regeer, Eline J. Regeer, Joske F. G. Bunders and Ralph W. Kupka

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2018 6:23

    Content type: Research

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  25. Most previous studies on concordance with treatment guidelines for bipolar disorder focused on pharmacotherapy. Few studies have included other treatment modalities.

    Authors: Joannes W. Renes, Eline J. Regeer, Adriaan W. Hoogendoorn, Willem A. Nolen and Ralph W. Kupka

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2018 6:22

    Content type: Research

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  26. Shared decision making has been promoted as standard care, but there has been debate on the possible types. On the one hand, there is a more ‘instrumental’/objective approach focused on the exchange of informa...

    Authors: Doris Verwijmeren and Koen P. Grootens

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2018 6:21

    Content type: Research

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  27. About one in ten diagnosed with bipolar disorder (BD) has experienced a premorbid traumatic brain injury (TBI), while not fulfilling the criteria of bipolar and related disorder due to another medical conditio...

    Authors: Ole Kristian Drange, Arne Einar Vaaler, Gunnar Morken, Ole Andreas Andreassen, Ulrik Fredrik Malt and Per Ivar Finseth

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2018 6:19

    Content type: Research

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  28. The world population is aging and the number of older adults with bipolar disorder is increasing. Digital technologies are viewed as a framework to improve care of older adults with bipolar disorder. This anal...

    Authors: Rita Bauer, Tasha Glenn, Sergio Strejilevich, Jörn Conell, Martin Alda, Raffaella Ardau, Bernhard T. Baune, Michael Berk, Yuly Bersudsky, Amy Bilderbeck, Alberto Bocchetta, Angela M. Paredes Castro, Eric Y. W. Cheung, Caterina Chillotti, Sabine Choppin, Alessandro Cuomo…

    Citation: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders 2018 6:20

    Content type: Research

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  29. 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

    Content type: Review

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research

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  31. 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

    Content type: Research

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  32. 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

    Content type: Research

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  33. 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

    Content type: Research

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  34. 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

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  35. 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

    Content type: Research

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  36. 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

    Content type: Research

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  37. 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

    Content type: Research

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  38. 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

    Content type: Research

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  39. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  40. 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

    Content type: Research

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  41. 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

    Content type: Research

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  42. 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

    Content type: Review

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  43. 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

    Content type: Review

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  44. 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

    Content type: Research

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