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Treatment decisions in bipolar II disorder (BPII) are finely-balanced and sensitive to patient preferences. This pilot study evaluated a decision-aid booklet (DA) for patients with BPII (and their family) to obtain evidence on its acceptability, feasibility, safety, and usefulness in potential end-users.
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Many people with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder associate positive qualities with their condition, which may place a ceiling on the effectiveness of treatment and the likelihood of recovery. However,...
In Brazil, there is no valid instrument to measure subjective cognitive dysfunction in bipolar disorder. The present study analyzed the psychometric properties of the Cognitive Complaints in Bipolar D...
Hormonal imbalance and inflammation are associated with bipolar disorder and suicidal behavior. The present study was designed to assess the levels of testosterone and interleukin-17 and their associa...
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) f...
Aggression by patients with bipolar I disorder (BD-I) is not uncommon. Identifying potential risk factors early in the illness-course should inform clinical management and reduce risk.
The main objective of this study is to assess the effectiveness and safety of lamotrigine in the treatment of youth with bipolar and bipolar spectrum disorder. This is an exploratory, 12-w...
This is an open-label pilot study of up to 1200 mg/day of carbamazepine ER (Equetro) in the treatment of children who meet DSM-IV criteria for Bipolar I, Bipolar II, or Bipolar Spectrum Di...
The investigators hypothesize that implementation of a shared decision making care plan for prophylactic treatment will help therapeutic adherence of bipolar patients. They also anticipate...
The main objective of this study is to evaluate decision-making using the Iowa Gambling Task (IGT) among patients with euthymic bipolar disorder according to their personal history of suic...
Bipolar disorder is a severe and chronic illness associated with significant occupational and social impairment, enormous public health costs, and high rates of suicide. The single most po...
Small-scale tests of methods and procedures to be used on a larger scale if the pilot study demonstrates that these methods and procedures can work.
A graphic device used in decision analysis, series of decision options are represented as branches (hierarchical).
A major affective disorder marked by severe mood swings (manic or major depressive episodes) and a tendency to remission and recurrence.
Mathematical or statistical procedures used as aids in making a decision. They are frequently used in medical decision-making.
A dibenzothiazepine and ANTIPSYCHOTIC AGENT that targets the SEROTONIN 5-HT2 RECEPTOR; HISTAMINE H1 RECEPTOR, adrenergic alpha1 and alpha2 receptors, as well as the DOPAMINE D1 RECEPTOR and DOPAMINE D2 RECEPTOR. It is used in the treatment of SCHIZOPHRENIA; BIPOLAR DISORDER and DEPRESSIVE DISORDER.
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. Over half of Bipolar cases develops before the age of 25. Bipolar ...