22 Oktober 2017

Bipolar Disorder Therapy .....


.....Response Possibly Impeded by Proinflammatory State

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In a recent study, higher levels of 5 cytokines were noted in nonresponders than in responders.In a recent study, higher levels of 5 cytokines were noted in nonresponders than in responders.
According to a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, an M1-like proinflammatory state is associated with a poor response to antidepressant treatment in bipolar depression.more

Examining Rates of Conversion .....



.......From Unipolar Depression to Bipolar Disorder

 Findings from prior research on conversion rates are mixed.
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Patients with unipolar depression are diagnosed as such unless hypomania or mania develop, which would indicate a diagnosis of bipolar disorder. Compared with those with unipolar depression, patients with bipolar disorder generally have worse outcomes, including higher rates of recurrent episodes, and they require more complex treatment strategies. more

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