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Evidence for Abilify (Aripiprazole) in Maintenance of Bipolar Disorder Questioned

The FDA (Food & Drug Administration) approved use of Abilify for maintenance of bipolar disorder in 2005.  But a recent article published in the open access journal PLoS Medicine (Tsai, et al) looks critically at the science behind the decision to approve Abilify.  The results were one blind, randomized trial sponsored by the pharmaceutical company that makes Abilify, Bristol Meyers Squibb.  Article exposes flaws in trial to show we currently do not have enough evidence to know whether or not Abilify is effective in the maintenance of bipolar disorder.  Article also features step-by-step advice for people currently taking Abilify.

NIMH Outreach Partnership Meeting Presentations - March 2011

The Balanced Mind Parent Network is an national partner with the NIMH Outreach Partnership Program and attends their annual conference each spring to learn about the latest research and program development supported by NIMH funding.  We are pleased to share the pPresentation slides from the National Institute of Mental Health Outreach Conference held in Houston, TX March 24 - 27, 2011.

Parenting an Unstable Child with Bipolar Disorder

Article written by Debby Rohr, Social Worker, discussing parenting strategies

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Top Ten Best-Selling Books on Bipolar for Parents, Kids and Teens; thebalancedmindfoundation.org Bookstore, February 2011

This article lists The Balanced Mind Parent Network's top 10 bestselling books on bipolar for February 2011.

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