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Deep Brain Stimulation for Treatment-Resistant Depression and Bipolar Disorder

A research study with the aim of assessing  the efficacy and safety of subcallosal cingulate Deep Brain Stimulation in patients with Treatment-Resistant Depression with either major depressive disorder (MDD) or bipolar II disorder (BP).

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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.

Parenting an Unstable Child with Bipolar Disorder

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

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In the Media - March


Treatment of Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents

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