Leela Sathyaputri and Jess Fiedorowicz write their debut elf blog on a narrative review of the recent bipolar disorder literature entitled: “Areas of uncertainties and unmet needs in bipolar disorders: clinical and research perspectives”.[read the full story...]
“Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen”. Depression and bipolar disorder in people with intellectual disabilities
Kathryn Mitchell and Stephen Moore summarise a recent prospective cohort study in the British Journal of Psychiatry, which looks at the incidence of unipolar and bipolar depression, and mania in adults with intellectual disabilities.[read the full story...]
How consistent are international treatment guidelines for bipolar disorder?
Steven Marwaha publishes his debut blog on a review article that asks if there is consensus across international evidence-based guidelines for the management of bipolar disorder.[read the full story...]
Antidepressants for bipolar depression: weighing up the benefits and harms
Murtada Alsaif considers a recent systematic review on the safety and efficacy of adjunctive second-generation antidepressant therapy with a mood stabiliser or an atypical antipsychotic in acute bipolar depression.[read the full story...]
Evidence-based guidelines for treating bipolar disorder
Joseph Hayes summarises the recent British Association for Psychopharmacology guidelines for the treatment of bipolar disorder, and compares their recommendations with those found in the NICE bipolar disorder guidance from 2014.[read the full story...]
Is the NICE guideline for bipolar disorder biased in favour of psychosocial interventions?
Guy Goodwin reviews a new paper in the Lancet Psychiatry by Jauhar, McKenna and Laws, that calls into question the trustworthiness of the NICE bipolar disorder guidance.[read the full story...]
Lamotrigine, quetiapine and folic acid for bipolar depression: the CEQUEL trial
Michael Ostacher considers the findings of the CEQUEL trial, which asks: Does lamotrigine treat bipolar depression when added to quetiapine, and does adding folic acid help any more?[read the full story...]