(1/2015) The question, and the bottom line Does lithium increase the risk of having a seizure? In medical […]
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(1/2015) Of the many things that can be said about this combination of problems, for now I just […]
(1/2015) MDQ: Mood Disorders Questionnaire BSDS: Bipolar Spectrum Diagnostic Scale HCL-32: Hypomania Checklist, 32-item What’s the best screening […]
This website is about “depression plus”: more than plain depression, weirder or more ups and downs — but […]
In case you needed to see it and can’t find it in your own Prescribing Information (it’s a […]
Primary care providers are generally not well trained in handling complicated mood problems. Some have gotten really good at […]
There are three reasons to read about this medication (at least): It may block weight gain induced by […]
And how lithium keeps it running This is the story of how the human biological clock works, how […]
(updated 11/2014; continued from the main Antidepressant Controversies page) The bottom line: Switching into mania and hypomania happens on […]
Should you continue antidepressants or stop them in bipolar disorder? Here’s the research.
Can antidepressants stop working in bipolar disorder? Can they cause tolerance?Here’s the evidence.
Do antidepressants destabilize mood in bipolar disorder? It looks like they can, and here’s the evidence.
Antidepressants can cause mania, but how often they do depends on the study.
Antidepressants usually don’t work in bipolar disorder, but a few people respond well to them. It’s just hard to know who they are.
If you have enough bipolarity, it’s best to avoid antidepressants. Or perhaps you’ve had a couple of antidepressants […]
What’s with this “spectrum” talk? The DSM is the official rule book of diagnoses, right? Bottom line: The […]
More than a few patients have heard me admit: “well, your drug is better than my drugs.” We’ve […]
Can you trust what you see here? My name is Jim Phelps. I’m a psychiatrist. I specialize in complex […]