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Bipolar Disorder

A Portrait of a Complex Mood Disorder

Edited by Jarrett Barnhill

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States of America

Bipolar Disorder: Portrait of a Complex Mood Disorder is a step towards integrating many diverse perspectives on BD. As we shall see, such diversity makes it difficult to clearly define the boundaries of BD. It is helpful to view BD from this perspective, as a final common pathway arises from multiple frames of reference. The integration of epigenetics, molecular pharmacology, and neurophysiology is essential. One solution involves using this diverse data to search for endophenotypes to aid researchers, even though most clinicians prefer broader groupings of symptoms and clinical variables. Our challenge is to consolidate this new information with existing clinical practice in a usable fashion. This need for convergent thinkers who can integrate the findings in this book remains a critical need. This book is a small step in that direction and hopefully guides researchers and clinicians towards a new synthesis of basic neurosciences and clinical psychiatry

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Bipolar DisorderA Portrait of a Complex Mood DisorderEdited by Jarrett Barnhill

Published: February 24th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1885

ISBN: 978-953-51-0002-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6791-4

Copyright year: 2012

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3 Crossref Citations

16 Web of Science Citations

16 Dimensions Citations


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1. Bivalent Cations in Bipolar Disorders

By Mihai Nechifor, Cristina Vaideanu and Florina Crivoi


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2. Anti-Stress Effects of Mood Stabilizers and Relevance to Their Therapeutic Actions

By Young-Ki Chung and Seungmin Yoo


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3. Lithium Enhances Synaptic Plasticity: Implication for Treatment of Bipolar Disorder

By Seong S. Shim


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4. Li+ in Bipolar Disorder – Possible Mechanisms of Its Pharmacological Mode of Action

By Carla P. Fonseca, Liliana P. Montezinho and"M. Margarida C.A. Castro


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5. Memantine: A New Mood Stabilizer for Treatment-Resistant Bipolar Disorders

By Gino Serra, Giulia Serra, Alexia E. Koukopoulos, Francesca Demontis and Athanasio Koukopoulos


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6. Bipolar Disorder and Suicide

By Dagmar Breznoščáková


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7. Correlations Between the Monoaminergic Status and the Psychoneuroendocrine Typology in a Murine Model – Possible Biomolecular Predictions for an Individualized Pharmacotherapy

By Andreea Letitia Arsene, Niculina Mitrea and Dumitru Lupuliasa


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8. Paediatric Bipolar Disorder – Are Attachment and Trauma Factors Considered?

By Peter I. Parry


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9. Psychosocial Functioning in Bipolar Disorder from a Social Justice Perspective

By Emily Manove, Lauren M. Price and Boaz Levy


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10. Star Shots: Stigma, Self-Disclosure and Celebrity in Bipolar Disorder

By Wendy Cross and Ken Walsh


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