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Mood Stabilisers – An Effective Option for Older Adults

Mood Stabilisers – An Effective Option for Older Adults

Two standard medications for bipolar disorder were effective in controlling symptoms at doses tailored to older people in a clinical trial of treatment in adults over age 60. The findings are an impor... »

A Short History of Bipolar

A Short History of Bipolar

The terms used for the bipolar extremes, ‘melancholy’ (depression) and ‘mania’ both have their origins in Ancient Greek. ‘Melancholy’ derives from melas ‘black’ and chole ‘bile’, because Hippocrates t... »

Body clock may hold key for BD treatment

Body clock may hold key for BD treatment

Scientists have gained insight into why lithium salts are effective at treating bipolar disorder in what could lead to more targeted therapies with fewer side-effects. Bipolar disorder is characterise... »