Resources for Patients and Caregivers
Bipolar I Disorder— defined by manic episodes that last at least 7 days, or by manic symptoms that are so severe that the person needs immediate hospital care. Usually, depressive episodes occur as well, typically lasting at least 2 weeks.
Wiki Number: 08-Bipolar I
Diagnosis: This requires just one full manic episode where the individual may be “high” for several days.
US Patients: 1% of the US population in their lifetimes.
Symptoms: Typically it will be followed by one or more depressive stretches of time.
Progression: Relatively good, may last 6 months or 25% go to PTSD or Major Depressive Disorder
Medications:Can be reduced by other prescribed drugs.
Youtube Video: Faces of Bipolar Disorder (PART 2) “Bipolar Type 1”
Amazon or Library Book: Bipolar Disorder 1
How to Survive and Thrive
Click the book to link or order from Amazon.
Support Group: dsballiance.org; 800-326-3632
(Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance)
Contact your local Social Security offic for possible Disability Benefits through their Disability Determination Services,
Resources for Physicians, Counselors and Researchers
4 CURRENT ARTICLES
The world-wide medical research
reports chosen for each diagnosis
Clicking each title opens the
PubMed article’s summary-abstract.
- Survival of patients with severe mental disorders: Influence of social functioningby Antonio Vázquez-Reyes on January 28, 2023
CONCLUSION: These findings show the protective effect of social functioning retained by patients with psychotic disorders on their survival, and the need to apply evidence-based psychotherapy focused on recovery of social functioning in the early stages of the disorder.
- Intraoperative stimulation mapping of thalamocortical tracts in asleep and awake settings: novel electrophysiological, anatomical, and tractographic paradigmsby Anna Alexandratou on January 28, 2023
CONCLUSIONS: The authors describe the first electrophysiological technique for intraoperative localization and protection of the TCT in both asleep and awake craniotomies with tractographic validation, while avoiding the collision paradigm. None of the above paradigms have been previously reported. More data are required to further validate this technique.
- Arthroscopic Autologous Iliac Crest Grafting Results in Similar Outcomes and Low Recurrence compared to Remplissage plus Bankart Repair for Anterior Shoulder Instability with Bipolar Bone Defectsby Di Wu on January 28, 2023
CONCLUSION: For anterior shoulder instability with bipolar bone defects, both arthroscopic AICG and RB can result in satisfactory clinical outcomes, good postoperative ROM, and low recurrence and complication rates.
- Real world transcranial magnetic stimulation for major depression: A multisite, naturalistic, retrospective studyby Noomane Bouaziz on January 28, 2023
CONCLUSION: This is one of the largest studies that investigates, with careful clinician-rated scales by trained psychiatrists, the effect of rTMS in naturalistic settings. Repetitive TMS appears to be effective in routine clinical practice, although its efficacy could be improved by analyzing predictors of response, as well as personalized targeting of specific brain areas.