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Posters and Abstracts: New Research in Mood Disorders from the 16th European College of Neuropsychopharmacology Congress 
New research from the European neuroscience meeting explores the burden of symptoms in bipolar disorder: manic vs depressive, controlling bipolar depression, and cognitive functioning in bipolar I patients.

The Long-term Course of Rapid-Cycling Bipolar Disorder
Is a rapid-cycling course of bipolar disorder a long-term phenomenon? Is rapid cycling associated with tricyclic antidepressant usage? Are rapid-cycling patients more prone to switching to a manic phase while on an antidepressant medication? Read this summary of an article from The Archives of General Psychiatry.

Suicide Risk in Bipolar Disorder During Treatment With Lithium and Divalproex
Patients with bipolar affective disorder have a 10- to 20-times increased rate of suicide compared with the general population.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Useful for Bipolar Disorder in Children
Child and Family Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CFF-CBT) is a new, developmentally sensitive psychosocial intervention for pediatric bipolar disorder and is intended for use along with medication.

Approaches to the Treatment of Mania -- CME
This article discusses current approaches to the pharmacologic and psychosocial treatment of bipolar disorder in its different phases for both adults and children, as well as strategies for the assessment and management of suicide risk. 

Evaluating Treatment Decisions in Bipolar Depression
In recent years, there has been a much-needed resurgence of interest in the treatment of bipolar depression. This renewed interest has been driven, in part, by research indicating that depressive symptoms and episodes account for greater morbidity and disability than previously appreciated, and by pharmacologic and psychotherapeutic treatment advances.

CME - Long-term Management of Bipolar Disorder
Maintenance treatment is achieved by using medications that, alone or in combinations, prevent the occurrence of new episodes and by optimizing socio-occupational functioning.

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Multi-Modal Integrated Treatment for Youth With Bipolar Disorder

Elevated Frequency of Diabetes Mellitus in Hospitalized Manic-Depressive Patients

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