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OBJECTIVE Antidepressant responses were compared in DSM-IV bipolar and unipolar depression. METHOD The authors analyzed clinical records for outcomes of antidepressant trials for 41 patients with bipolar depression and 37 with unipolar depression, similar in age and sex distribution. RESULTS Short-term nonresponse was more frequent in bipolar (51.3%)(More)
L ocally acting fat depots may contribute to obesity complications, in particular vascular disease, through direct paracrine effects (1,2). The carotid arteries are encased in fat, and total upper-body subcutaneous fat is estimated by neck circumference (NC). NC has been independently correlated with cardiometabolic risk factors above and beyond that of(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effectiveness and safety of oxcarbazepine in bipolar disorder. METHOD A chart review of naturalistic treatment with oxcarbazepine in 42 outpatients with DSM-IV bipolar disorder (10 males, 32 females; mean +/- SD age = 33.3 +/- 12.4 years; 25 with bipolar disorder type I, 4 with bipolar disorder type II, and 13 with bipolar disorder(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the outcome and safety of divalproex treatment in children and adolescents with bipolar disorder. METHODS We conducted a chart review of children and adolescents who were treated with divalproex and who met Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition, criteria for bipolar disorder (dose 966 +/- 501 mg/day,(More)
To compare long-term effectiveness and safety of risperidone versus olanzapine as adjunctive maintenance treatments of bipolar disorder. Retrospective observational chart review of 29 outpatients with bipolar or schizoaffective disorder (type I = 15, type II = 3, NOS = 5, schizoaffective = 6) who received risperidone or olanzapine added to lithium or(More)
In the first meta-analysis of studies assessing insight in mania, we sought to determine whether insight in mania is state-dependent or a trait-like condition. In schizophrenia, insight is a trait-like condition. If state-dependent, insight in mania would differ from insight in schizophrenia, and different treatment and research implications would follow.(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine, in a real-world clinical setting, the risk of extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS) with atypical neuroleptics in bipolar patients. METHODS The authors assessed 51 individual patient trials of atypical neuroleptic agents (17 risperidone, 13 olanzapine, 11 quetiapine, 8 ziprasidone, and 2 aripiprazole) in 37 bipolar patients (type I or type(More)
BACKGROUND Ectopic fat density is associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors above and beyond fat volume. Volumetric measures of ectopic fat have been associated with CVD risk factors and subclinical atherosclerosis. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between fat density and subclinical atherosclerosis. METHODS AND(More)
BACKGROUND Upper body subcutaneous neck fat (UBSF) is a unique fat depot anatomically separate from visceral abdominal fat that appears to be associated with cardiometabolic risk above and beyond generalized adiposity. We sought to develop a protocol to quantify UBSF using multidetector computed tomography measurements. METHODS AND RESULTS Protocol(More)
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