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3 New Bipolar Medications (2015): Drugs In Clinical Trials

Bipolar disorder is a condition characterized by cyclical mood swings, transitioning from depression to mania (or hypomania).  For a period of time, an individual with bipolar disorder will experience debilitating bouts of depression – and often unexpectedly, their entire neurophysiology will shift to facilitate a state of mania (elevated mood).  Diagnostically, there are multiple types …

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Latuda Unlikely To Cause Weight Gain; Considered “Weight Neutral”

Latuda (Lurasidone) is a relatively new atypical antipsychotic that was approved in 2013 for the treatment of schizophrenia and depressive episodes in Type 1 Bipolar disorder. Many have made the argument that since this is a “newer” antipsychotic, it’s likely to be “better” than the crop of older medications on the market. While no single …

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