Michael Bauer


Country: Germany


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    Bauer M, Glenn T, Grof P, Pfennig A, Rasgon N, Marsh W, et al. Self-reported data from patients with bipolar disorder: frequency of brief depression. J Affect Disord. 2007;101:227-33 pubmed
    ..Moderate or severe symptoms occur during brief episodes at a ratio similar to that for episodes that meet the DSM-IV criteria. ..
  2. Bauer R, Glenn T, Strejilevich S, Conell J, Alda M, Ardau R, et al. Internet use by older adults with bipolar disorder: international survey results. Int J Bipolar Disord. 2018;6:20 pubmed publisher
    ..Mental health experts should participate in determining the appropriate role for digital tools for older adults with bipolar disorder. ..
  3. Bauer M, Andreassen O, Geddes J, Vedel Kessing L, Lewitzka U, Schulze T, et al. Areas of uncertainties and unmet needs in bipolar disorders: clinical and research perspectives. Lancet Psychiatry. 2018;: pubmed publisher
    ..Taken together, there are several promising opportunities for improving treatment of bipolar disorder to deliver medical care that is more personalised. ..
  4. Haussmann R, Bauer M, von Bonin S, Grof P, Lewitzka U. Treatment of lithium intoxication: facing the need for evidence. Int J Bipolar Disord. 2015;3:23 pubmed publisher
    ..Against the background of this common and potentially life-threatening condition, the standardization of the treatment of lithium intoxication is definitely a task for the future. ..
  5. Bauer M, Thase M, Liu S, Earley W, Eriksson H. Analysis of potentially predictive factors of efficacy of adjunct extended-release quetiapine fumarate in patients with major depressive disorder. J Psychopharmacol. 2015;29:565-74 pubmed publisher
  6. Monteith S, Glenn T, Geddes J, Bauer M. Big data are coming to psychiatry: a general introduction. Int J Bipolar Disord. 2015;3:21 pubmed publisher
    ..Technical challenges remain in the quality, analysis and management of big data. This paper discusses some of the fundamental opportunities and challenges of big data for psychiatry. ..
  7. Pilhatsch M, Berghöfer A, Mayer Pelinski R, Berghöfer G, Ricken R, Mockel M, et al. Long-term treatment with supraphysiologic doses of levothyroxine in treatment-refractory mood disorders - A prospective study of cardiovascular tolerability. J Affect Disord. 2018;238:213-217 pubmed publisher
    ..Results of this study indicated no increased risk for cardiovascular disorders during treatment with supraphysiologic L-T4 doses in patients with refractory mood disorders. ..
  8. Bauer M, Glenn T, Conell J, Rasgon N, Marsh W, Sagduyu K, et al. Common use of dietary supplements for bipolar disorder: a naturalistic, self-reported study. Int J Bipolar Disord. 2015;3:29 pubmed publisher
    ..025). Many patients with bipolar disorder use dietary supplements in addition to prescribed drugs. Physicians should obtain detailed information about all dietary supplements taken by patients with bipolar disorder. ..
  9. Bauer M, Glenn T, Alda M, Andreassen O, Angelopoulos E, Ardau R, et al. Influence of birth cohort on age of onset cluster analysis in bipolar I disorder. Eur Psychiatry. 2015;30:99-105 pubmed publisher
    ..Further investigation is needed to determine if combining both approaches will identify subgroups that are more useful for research. ..

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  1. Bauer M, Glenn T, Alda M, Andreassen O, Angelopoulos E, Ardau R, et al. Influence of light exposure during early life on the age of onset of bipolar disorder. J Psychiatr Res. 2015;64:1-8 pubmed publisher
    ..This study indirectly supports the concept that early life exposure to light may affect the long term adaptability to respond to a circadian challenge later in life. ..
  2. Lewitzka U, Jabs B, Fülle M, Holthoff V, Juckel G, Uhl I, et al. Does lithium reduce acute suicidal ideation and behavior? A protocol for a randomized, placebo-controlled multicenter trial of lithium plus Treatment As Usual (TAU) in patients with suicidal major depressive episode. BMC Psychiatry. 2015;15:117 pubmed publisher
    ..The results of this study will demonstrate whether lithium reduces suicidal ideation and behavior within the first 5 weeks of treatment. ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02039479. ..
  3. Bauer M, Adli M, Bschor T, Pilhatsch M, Pfennig A, Sasse J, et al. Lithium's emerging role in the treatment of refractory major depressive episodes: augmentation of antidepressants. Neuropsychobiology. 2010;62:36-42 pubmed publisher
    ..Augmentation of antidepressants with lithium is currently the best-evidenced augmentation therapy in the treatment of depressed patients who do not respond to antidepressants. ..
  4. Bauer M, Pfennig A, Linden M, Smolka M, Neu P, Adli M. Efficacy of an algorithm-guided treatment compared with treatment as usual: a randomized, controlled study of inpatients with depression. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2009;29:327-33 pubmed publisher
    ..Algorithm-guided treatment produces better outcomes and less frequent medication changes than TAU. A systematic, stepwise, measurement-based approach to the treatment of depressed inpatients is warranted. ..
  5. Bauer M, Monz B, Montejo A, Quail D, Dantchev N, Demyttenaere K, et al. Prescribing patterns of antidepressants in Europe: results from the Factors Influencing Depression Endpoints Research (FINDER) study. Eur Psychiatry. 2008;23:66-73 pubmed publisher
    ..In conclusion, the prescribing of antidepressants varies by country, and the type of antidepressant chosen is influenced by physician- as well as patient-related factors. ..
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    Bauer M, Blumentritt H, Finke R, Schlattmann P, Adli M, Baethge C, et al. Using ultrasonography to determine thyroid size and prevalence of goiter in lithium-treated patients with affective disorders. J Affect Disord. 2007;104:45-51 pubmed
    ..Ultrasonography proved superior to palpatory inspection in detecting goiter. Regular use of ultrasonography for early detection of thyroid enlargement in patients on long-term lithium treatment is therefore recommended. ..
  7. Monteith S, Glenn T, Geddes J, Whybrow P, Bauer M. Big data for bipolar disorder. Int J Bipolar Disord. 2016;4:10 pubmed publisher
    ..Human judgement and subject matter expertise are critical parts of big data analysis, and the active participation of psychiatrists is needed throughout the analytical process. ..
  8. Bauer M, Banaschewski T, Heinz A, Kamp Becker I, Meyer Lindenberg A, Padberg F, et al. [The German research network for mental disorders]. Nervenarzt. 2016;87:989-1010 pubmed publisher
    ..This network aims to become a nucleus for long overdue and sustained support for a German center for mental disorders. ..
  9. Conell J, Bauer R, Glenn T, Alda M, Ardau R, Baune B, et al. Online information seeking by patients with bipolar disorder: results from an international multisite survey. Int J Bipolar Disord. 2016;4:17 pubmed publisher
    ..Patients may not rate search skills accurately, and may not understand limitations of online privacy. More patient education about online information searching is needed and physicians should recommend a few high quality websites. ..
  10. Ritter P, Bermpohl F, Gruber O, Hautzinger M, Jansen A, Juckel G, et al. Aims and structure of the German Research Consortium BipoLife for the study of bipolar disorder. Int J Bipolar Disord. 2016;4:26 pubmed
    ..A subset of patients will be investigated utilizing neuroimaging (fMRI), neurophysiology (EEG), and biomaterials (genomics, transcriptomics). This article aims to outline the rationale, design, and methods of these individual studies. ..
  11. Bauer M, Glenn T, Monteith S, Bauer R, Whybrow P, Geddes J. Ethical perspectives on recommending digital technology for patients with mental illness. Int J Bipolar Disord. 2017;5:6 pubmed publisher
  12. Bauer R, Conell J, Glenn T, Alda M, Ardau R, Baune B, et al. Internet use by patients with bipolar disorder: Results from an international multisite survey. Psychiatry Res. 2016;242:388-394 pubmed publisher
    ..6 other information sources. The percentage of patients with bipolar disorder who use the Internet is about the same as the general public. Other information sources remain important. ..
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    Bauer M, Pretorius H, Constant E, Earley W, Szamosi J, Brecher M. Extended-release quetiapine as adjunct to an antidepressant in patients with major depressive disorder: results of a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study. J Clin Psychiatry. 2009;70:540-9 pubmed
    ..Significant reduction of depressive symptoms occurred as early as week 1. Findings were consistent with the known safety and tolerability profile of quetiapine. clinicaltrials.gov Identifier: NCT00351910. ..
  14. Haussmann R, Lewitzka U, Severus E, Bauer M. [Correct treatment of mood disorders with lithium]. Nervenarzt. 2017;88:1323-1334 pubmed publisher
    ..This review article summarizes clinically relevant knowledge of lithium treatment to improve treatment of patients with mood disorders and to increase patient safety when using lithium...
  15. Bauer M, Beaulieu S, Dunner D, Lafer B, Kupka R. Rapid cycling bipolar disorder--diagnostic concepts. Bipolar Disord. 2008;10:153-62 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition to improving the diagnostic criteria, insight into neurophysiologic mechanisms of mood switching and episode frequency may have important implications for clinical care. ..