Symptoms of mania and anxiety do not contribute to suicidal ideation or behavior in the presence of bipolar depression

Bipolar disorder is typified by episodes of manic/hypomanic and depressive symptoms, either distinctly or concurrently as mixed symptoms. While depressive symptoms are the major driver of risk, it is unclear whether specific combinations of manic and anxiety symptoms contribute differentially to suicidal ideation and behavior in individuals with bipolar disorder during a depressive state. This […]

Clinical and genetic factors associated with suicide in mood disorder patients.

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Regional brain glucose uptake distinguishes suicide attempters from non-attempters in major depression.

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Suicide attempts and psychological risk factors in patients with bipolar and unipolar affective disorder.

The highest risk of suicide attempts is noted in affective disorders. The aim of the study was looking for suicide risk factors among personality dimensions and value system in patients with diagnosis of unipolar and bipolar affective disorder. Novelty seeking and harm avoidance dimensions constituted suicide attempt risk factors in the group of patients with […]

Religiosity, mood symptoms, and quality of life in bipolar disorder.

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Understanding bipolar.

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Suicide in bipolar disorder in a national English sample, 1996-2009: Frequency, trends and characteristics.

Bipolar disorder (BD) has been reported to be associated with high risk of suicide. We aimed to investigate the frequency and characteristics of suicide in people with BD in a national sample. Given the high rate of suicide in BD and the low estimates of risk, it is important that health professionals can accurately identify […]

Past suicide attempts in depressed inpatients: Clinical versus research assessment.

The objective of this study was to compare structured clinical assessment versus research measurement of suicidal risk among inpatients with major depression. Fifty depressed inpatients underwent a structured clinical and an independent research assessment of suicidal risk. Agreement between both assessments and its impact upon time to first readmission was tested. Contact us for a […]

Depression: What is it? What to do?

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Relationship between neuropsychological and clinical aspects and suicide attempts in euthymic bipolar patients.

Some studies have investigated the possible relationship between suicide attempts and impulsivity in patients with bipolar disorder. The objective of this study was to assess the relationship between neuropsychological and clinical aspects and suicide behavior in euthymic bipolar patients. The Iowa Gambling Task and the ConnerÕs Continuous Performance Test evaluated impulsivity in 95 euthymic bipolar […]

Relationship between neuropsychological and clinical aspects and suicide attempts in euthymic bipolar patients.

Some studies have investigated the possible relationship between suicide attempts and impulsivity in patients with bipolar disorder. The objective of this study was to assess the relationship between neuropsychological and clinical aspects and suicide behavior in euthymic bipolar patients. The Iowa Gambling Task and the ConnerÕs Continuous Performance Test evaluated impulsivity in 95 euthymic bipolar […]

Cyclothymic-depressive-anxious temperament pattern is related to suicide risk in 346 patients with major mood disorders.

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About pediatric bipolar disorder: a guide for families.

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A prospective study of thoughts of self-harm and suicidal ideation during the postpartum period in women with mood disorders.

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Poor long-term prognosis in mixed bipolar patients: 10-year outcomes in the Vitoria Prospective Naturalistic Study in Spain.

Objective: There have been few prospective long-term naturalistic studies of patients with mixed episodes of bipolar disorder. The aim of this study was to examine 10-year outcomes in patients with at least 1 mixed episode. Method: A naturalistic sample of bipolar I disorder patients (n=120), representative of bipolar patients treated in a catchment area of […]

Bipolar spectrum disorder: origins and state of the art.

The threshold chosen by categorical mental health classifications like DSM-IV-TR or ICD-10 for the diagnosis of bipolar disorders (BP) is too high, elevating the risk of misdiagnosing cases that closely resemble BP under several clinical variables like Òmajor depressive disorderÒ. Acknowledging and providing the necessary weight to the BP subthreshold forms may improve the clinical […]