Bipolar Disorders

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Pediatric antipsychotic use is associated with an increase in body fat and decreases in insulin sensitivity, potentially raising the risk of premature cardiometabolic morbidity and mortality, researchers say.

People who have disrupted sleep cycles or less variation in their activity levels around the clock may be more likely to have depression, bipolar disorders and other mental health issues, a UK study suggests.


People prescribed antidepressants were 21% more likely to gain weight than people not prescribed the medication class, researchers found in a study published online in BMJ.

In a study of more than 91,000 people, which factor was the strongest predictor of conversion from unipolar depression to bipolar disorder? Get the answer and more information here.

Night-eating syndrome (NES) is more common among people with bipolar disorder (BD) than in the general population, new findings suggest.



I’m in London interviewing loved ones of doctors who have ended their lives by suicide.

This year at orientation, there was a huge elephant in the room.

Ode to Dr. Quinn Leslie who has paved the path to accepting non-perfectionism.



Justin Barnes, PhD; Brandon Coleman, BS; Sylvie Stacy, MD; Tsao-Wei Liang, MD; Stanley Caroff, MD; Greg Salinas, PhD
Karen Anderson, MD; Mat Davis, PhD; Stewart Factor, DO; Robert Hauser, MD, MBA; Lars Jarskog, MD; Joohi Jimenez-Shahed, MD; Rajeev Kumar, MD, FRCPC; Stanislaw Ochudlo, MD, PhD; William Ondo, MD; Hubert Fernandez, MD
Stanley Caroff, MD; Fan Mu, PhD; Rajeev Ayyagari, PhD; Traci Schilling, MD; Victor Abler, DO; Benjamin Carroll, PharmD
Benjamin Carroll, PharmD; Paul Juneau, MS; Debra Irwin, MD, MSPH
Sunny Chapel, PhD; Yu-Yuan Chiu, PhD; Jongtae Lee, PhD; Felix Agbo, PhD; Antony Loebel, MD



Julie Carbray, PhD, FPMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, APRN, discusses why bipolar disorder is often misdiagnosed, differentiating bipolar disorder from depression and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and signs of disruptive mood dysregulation disorder.

This short 9-minute, learner-friendly video is designed to introduce the BSDS and get you ready to use it today. The creator and narrator is Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC, a Psych Congress Steering Committee member.

J. John Mann, MD, of Columbia University, and Charles Raison, MD, Psych Congress Steering Committee member, discuss which questions clinicians should ask to best evaluate suicide risk.