• Bipolar Disorder

    PCOS Carries Increased Risk for Bipolar Disorder, Risk Reduced with Metformin

    Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine-related dysfunction in women of reproductive age.  Multiple studies have observed a higher prevalence of psychiatric illness, including depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, and bipolar disorder in [...]

    In Brief: Mothers with Affective Illness (Even In Remission) Have Deficits in Emotional Processing

    We have long known that postpartum depression may have negative effects on the child and may contribute to deficits in social development and emotional regulation.  Exactly what mediates these effects is not so clear; however, [...]

    New Research from the CWMH: Gestational Weight Gain in Women Taking Second Generation Antipsychotics During Pregnancy

    The use of the newer “atypical” or second-generation antipsychotic (SGA) agents continues to increase.  These medications are used to treat a spectrum of psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, PTSD and anxiety disorders. [...]

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