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Treatment & Diagnosis
- Mood Swings
- Difficulty Concentrating
- Fatigue, Tiredness, and Lethargy
- Altered Mental Status
- Poor Hygiene
- Vocal Outbursts
- Loss of Speech
- Unusual Behavior
- Catatonia (Catatonic Behavior)
- Inability to Regulate Emotions
- How to Choose a Doctor
- Lack of Facial Expressions
- Bipolar Disorder
- Doctor: Getting the Most from Your Doctor's Appointment
- Doctor: Checklist to Take To Your Doctor's Appointment
- Bipolar Disorder, Living With
Medications & Supplements
- Lexapro (escitalopram)
- citalopram, Celexa
- Antidepressants (Depression Medications)
- Zoloft (sertraline)
- aripiprazole (Abilify, Abilify Maintena, Aristrada)
- ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba, Fossil Tree, Kew Tree, Silver Apricot)
- venlafaxine, Effexor XR (Effexor has been discontinued in the US)
- duloxetine, Cymbalta
- bupropion, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL, Zyban, Aplenzin
- fluoxetine, Prozac, Sarafem, Prozac Weekly
- topiramate, Topamax, Qudexy XR, Topamax Sprinkle, Topiragen, Trokendi XR
- quetiapine (Seroquel, Seroquel XR)
- paroxetine, Paxil, Paxil CR, Pexeva
- risperidone, Risperdal; Risperdal Consta, Risperdal M-TAB
- lamotrigine, Lamictal, Lamictal CD, Lamictal ODT, Lamictal XR
- valproic acid, divalproex, Depakote, Depakote Sprinkle, Depakote ER, Depakene, Depacon, Stavzor
- Medicines that Cause Depression
- olanzapine, Zyprexa, Zydis, Zyprexa Relprevv
- Phenothiazine Antipsychotics
- doxepin (Sinequan and Adapin are discontinued brand in the US; Silenor)
- carbamazepine, Tegretol, Tegretol XR , Equetro, Carbatrol, Epitol, Teril
- lithium, Lithobid
- oxcarbazepine - oral, Trileptal
- ziprasidone (Geodon)
- lurasidone hydrochloride (Latuda)
- brexpiprazole (Rexulti)
- trifluoperazine (Stelazine, discontinued)
- paliperidone (Invega)
- oxcarbazepine suspension - oral, Trileptal
- Anxiolytics (for Anxiety) Drug Class Side Effects
- asenapine (Saphris)
Prevention & Wellness
- Daily 'Light Therapy' May Help Some With Bipolar Disorder
- Nearly 10 Million U.S. Adults Suffer From Mental Illness
- Heart Risks to Fetus From Bipolar Drug May Be Lower Than Thought
- Chronic Pain Common in Adults With Depression, Anxiety
- What You Need to Know About Antidepressants
- 1st Drug for Tardive Dyskinesia Approved
- Drinking, Drug Abuse Doubles Veterans' Suicide Risk: Study
- Brain Scans May Shed Light on Bipolar Disorder-Suicide Risk
- Many With Mental Illness Miss Out on HIV Tests
- Actress Debbie Reynolds Dies 1 Day After Daughter Carrie Fisher's Death
- Actress Carrie Fisher Dies at 60
- 1 in 6 U.S. Adults Takes a Psychiatric Drug: Study
- Demi Lovato Wants to Change the Face of Mental Illness
- Troubled Childhood May Boost Bipolar Risk: Study
- U.S. Psychiatric Patients Face Long Waits in ERs
- Are Some Blood Pressure Meds Linked to Depression, Bipolar Risk?
- Homeless, Mentally Ill Youth Benefit From Housing Program
- Kids With Bipolar Disorder More Likely to Abuse Drugs, Alcohol: Study
- Bipolar Diagnosis May Take Up to 6 Years
- 'Managing' Elderly Patients Without Powerful Antipsychotics
- Can Comedy Kill?
- Can Trauma Trigger Violent Crime in Mentally Ill?
- Opioid Painkillers Raise Deadly Heart Risks for Some: Study
- Mentally Ill Still Gain Illegal Possession of Guns, Study Shows
- Pain, Epilepsy Drug Lyrica May Increase Birth Defects Risk, Study Suggests
- Lithium Beats Newer Meds for Bipolar Disorder, Study Finds
- Do Genes Help Determine Your Education Level?
- Depressive Episode May Not Always Follow Mania in Bipolar Disorder
- Study Sees No Link Between Common Epilepsy Drug, Certain Birth Defects
- Study Links Child Abuse, Neglect to Earlier Onset of Bipolar Disorder
- Mental Disorders Increasing for Younger Smokers
- Brain Wiring Changes Might Help Guard Against Bipolar Disorder
- ADHD Meds May Raise Risk for Psychotic Side Effects in Some Kids: Study
- Certain Antidepressants May Be Linked to Bipolar Disorder: Study
- Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Play Role in Bipolar Disorder: Study
- Could Your 'Holiday Blues' Be Seasonal Affective Disorder?
- People With Schizophrenia Face Much Higher Risk of Early Death
- Research Gives Clues to Why Some Benefit More From Drug for Bipolar Disorder
- Standby Drug for Adult Bipolar Disorder May Be Safe, Effective in Children
- Vraylar Approved for Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder
- Brain Scans May Take Guesswork Out of Schizophrenia Treatment
- Mentally Ill Inmates Prone to Violence After Release: Study
- Can What You Eat Affect Your Mental Health?
- Omega-3s May Protect Against Psychosis
- Are Too Many Young Americans Getting Antipsychotics for ADHD?
- Brains of Teens With Bipolar Disorder Develop Differently: Study
- Demi Lovato Gets Vocal About Mental Illness
- First Generic Abilify Approved
- 1 in 10 Americans Has Anger Issues and Access to Guns: Survey
- Mental Illness, Homelessness Linked to Heart Disease in Study
- Parent's Suicide Attempt Makes Child's Much More Likely: Study
- Abnormalities Found in Brains of Young Bipolar Patients Who Try Suicide
- When Depression Becomes Deadly
- App for Bipolar Disorder Being Tested
- Scientists Use Stem Cells to Study Bipolar Disorder
- Psychiatric Ills Widespread Among U.S. Soldiers: Studies
- Many Bipolar Patients Take Multiple Psychiatric Meds
- Bipolar Disorder Drug May Need Adjusting in Pregnancy, Study Finds
- Crestor Tops List of Best-Selling Drugs
- Smoking in Pregnancy May Be Tied to Bipolar Disorder in Adult Offspring: Study
- Depression May Be Worse When Accompanied by Anger, Irritability
- Antipsychotic Drugs May Triple Kids' Diabetes Risk, Study Suggests
- Genetic Overlap Seen in Five Mental Disorders
- U.S. Troops' Suicide Risk Tied to Mental Illness, Not Combat: Study
- Bipolar Disorder May Vary Depending on Weight, Eating Disorders
- Mental Illness Can Shorten Lives, Studies Show
- Older, Cheap Drug May Cut Suicide Risk for People With Mood Disorders
- Latest Edition of Psychiatry's 'Bible' Launched Amid Controversy
- Study Sees Link Between Mom's Flu, Bipolar Risk for Children
- Bipolar Disorder Drugs May 'Tweak' Genes Affecting Brain
- Google Search Trends Suggest Mental Woes Vary by Seasons
- Mental Illness a Frequent Cell Mate for Those Behind Bars
- Antipsychotic Drug Use Rising for Kids on Medicaid, Study Finds
- Antipsychotic Meds Not That Helpful for Depression: Study
- Mental Illness May Raise Risk of Being Murdered
- Shared Genes May Link ADHD, Autism and Depression
- Brain Scans Might Help Spot Risk for Bipolar Disorder
- Asperger's and Violence: Experts Weigh In
- Experimental Antidepressant Appears Quick-Acting, Safe
- Mood-Altering Medications Not Overused in Teens
- Long-Term Use of Some Antipsychotics Not Warranted in Older Adults: Study
- Pregnant Women With Bipolar Disorder May Have Higher Risk of Premature Birth
- More Evidence Linking Creativity, Mental Illness
- More U.S. Kids Prescribed Off-Label Antipsychotics: Study
- Could Food Flavors Act Like Mood-Stabilizing Drugs?
- More Kids Taking Antipsychotics for ADHD: Study
- More Drug Trials Needed for Conditions Affecting Kids: Review
- Serious Mental Illness Tied to Higher Cancer, Injury Risk: Studies
- Family History of Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder May Up Kids' Risk for Autism
- Antipsychotic Drugs Linked to Higher Odds for Diabetes in Pregnancy
- Dangerous Rage May Be Common Among U.S. Teens
- Many Primary Care Docs Don't Know Long-Term Effects of Chemo: Survey
- New Clues to Schizophrenia
- Children Usually Excluded From Clinical Drug Trials: Study
- Researchers ID Genes That May Determine Mental Illness
- Prenatal Antipsychotic Drugs Linked to Motor Delays: Study
- 'Parent Training' May Help Kids With Autism Behave Better
- Prescription Meds Can Put on Unwanted Pounds
- Bipolar Drug May Spur Weight Gain, Thyroid Problems: Review
- Study Looks at Deep Brain Stimulation in Bipolar Patients
- Psych Episode Near Childbirth May Presage Bipolar Disorder
- Some Fish Oil Supplements Fishy on Quality
- Bipolar Kids May Focus on Different Facial Features
- Facebook: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
- Deadliest Psychiatric Disorder: Anorexia
- FDA Reports Requip, Risperdal Medication Errors
- Study: Mental Health Is Top Concern for Youth
- Study: Low Birth Defect Risk From Newer Epilepsy Drugs
- Catherine Zeta-Jones Treated for Bipolar Disorder
- Treating Depressed Moms Helps Kids' Depression
- Bipolar Disorder Often Untreated
- New Birth Defect Warning for Topamax
- Charlie Sheen Substance Abuse: FAQ
- Antipsychotics in Pregnancy Risky for Newborns
- Study: Newer Antipsychotic Drugs Are Overused
- SAM-e May Boost Effects of Antidepressants
- FDA Warns Lamictal Can Cause Meningitis
- Study: No Proof of Epilepsy Drug Suicide Risk
- Anesthetic Shows Promise for Bipolar Disorder
- Epilepsy Drugs for Bipolar Disorder: Fewer Suicides?
- Bipolar Disorder Might Be Overdiagnosed
- Depression Symptoms in Men
- Rehab's Role in Treating Addiction
- Obesity Linked with Mood and Anxiety Disorders
- Bipolar Disorder
- Suicide: Recognizing the Signs of Suicide
- Dementia Patients On Antipsychotic Meds At Risk
- ADHD or Bipolar Disorder?
- Schizophrenia, Depression & Bipolar Disorder: Gene Hunting
- Bipolar Disorder: Two-Sided Trouble
- Antipsychotic Medications
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