Rapid Cycling Bipolar Disorder: Phenomenology and Treatment

Joseph F. Goldberg, Michael Berk

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBipolar Disorder
Subtitle of host publicationClinical and Neurobiological Foundations
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9780470721988
StatePublished - 13 Aug 2010


  • Anti-cycling agents, both the safest and most effective biological therapies - for rapid cycling
  • Antidepressants and rapid cycling
  • Carbamazepine for bipolar mania - conducted by Okuma and colleagues in Japan
  • Cycle length reduction, an accepted metric of impact of therapy on cycle change
  • L-type dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker and anticonvulsant nimodipine - reduction in cycling frequency in bipolar disorder patients
  • Rapid cycling bipolar disorder
  • Rapid cycling bipolar disorder - phenomenology and treatment
  • Rapid cycling, common in women - linking reproductive health and menstrual cycle, not fully demonstrated
  • Suprametabolic doses of thyroid hormone - for treatment of refractory rapid cycling
  • Two-year open-label trial of chromium - reported in rapid cycling individuals

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