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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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Saphris (Asenapine) & Weight Gain: What Should You Expect?

Saphris (Asenapine) is an atypical antipsychotic medication that was approved in 2009 for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.  It is a relatively new atypical antipsychotic, and is considered a chemical derivative of the tetracyclic antidepressant (TeCA) mianserin.  It is manufactured in a sublingual format, which some may perceive as an upgraded or novel …

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