Bipolar Disorder

Reduced mortality among Department of Veterans Affairs patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder lost to follow-up and engaged in active outreach to return for care

Davis CL, Kilbourne AM, Blow FC, Pierce JR, Winkel BM, Huycke E, Langberg R, Lyle D, Phillips Y, Visnic S. Am J Public Health. 2012 Mar;102 Suppl 1:S74-9. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2011.300502. Epub 2012 Jan 25.  SOURCE:  Veterans Health Administration, Office of Medical Inspector, Washington, DC 20420, USA. cldavis@va.gov OBJECTIVES:  We determined whether contacting Department of Veterans […]

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Three-year outcomes of long-term patients with co-occurring bipolar and substance use disorders.

Little is known about the long-term outcomes of patients in the public mental health system who are disabled by co-occurring bipolar and substance use disorders. This article reports on the 3-year course of 51 patients with co-occurring bipolar and substance use disorders in the New Hampshire Dual Diagnosis Study. Participants received integrated dual disorders treatments […]

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Impact of substance abuse on the course and treatment of bipolar disorder.

Objective: The objectives of this article are to review the prevalence, natural history, pathophysiology, and treatment of comorbid bipolar disorder with alcoholism and other psychoactive substance use disorders (PSUDs). Methods: All identified bibliographies through a literature search of all Medline files and bibliographies of selected articles focusing on the prevalence, natural history, course, prognosis, inter-relationship, […]

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