Bipolar disorder and alcohol use disorder: practical recommendations for treatment, based on a literature review.

CONCLUSION: Treatment of patients suffering from both bd and aud should always focus on both disorders, either simultaneously or separately. If this approach is successful it is vitally important that care is better organised and that there is cooperation between institutions involved in treating addiction disorders and departments that specialise in the care of bd. These improvements are likely to lead to further developments and to more research into new forms of integrated treatment. PMID: 29436699 [PubMed - in process]
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CONCLUSION: An immediate access to independent housing and support from a mental health team resulted in decreased inpatient days, higher housing stability and cost savings in homeless persons with SCZ or BP disorders. PMID: 32996442 [PubMed - in process]
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Hi everyone. I am a graduate student at UCLA pursuing a M.S. in bioengineering. My interests have changed recently and I am now looking to go to medical school to eventually become a psychiatrist. This decision was sparked in Jan 2020 when I found my mom and brother were using addictive, illegal drugs again. This is nothing new, drug and alcohol addiction have occurred throughout my family since I can remember. Bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, attention deficit disorder, and... Engineering Graduate School to Medicine
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This study aimed to contribute to this line of research by examining the moderating effect of depression, bipolar spectrum disorder, borderline personality disorder and social anxiety disorder on the association between PBS and alcohol outcomes. Participants (N = 4,960; mean age = 25.43) were young men participating in the Cohort Study on Substance Use Risk Factors. Measures of PBS use, typical drinks per week, alcohol-related consequences, depression, bipolar spectrum disorder, borderline personality disorder and social anxiety disorder were used from the second follow-up assessment. Main results indic...
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CONCLUSIONS: Pharmacological treatments were significantly better than placebo in improving manic symptoms, MDD depressive symptoms, and alcohol abstinence but were not better for bipolar depression symptoms. Importantly, quetiapine was not more effective than placebo in improving bipolar depression symptoms nor were SSRI's for the treatment of MDD depression. Our findings highlight the need for further high-quality clinical trials of treatments for mood disorders and comorbid addictions. PMID: 32302221 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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