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August 4, 2015

Facebook Use Can Worsen, as Well as Improve, Mental Health Conditions

Apr. 14, 2015 — Facebook can help people recover from mental health problems but it needs to be used cautiously and strategically as it can also make symptoms worse, new research ... read more

Why Should Adolescents Exhibiting Symptoms of Mental Disorders Be Asked About Hallucinations?

Jan. 22, 2015 — Visual distortions and hallucinations related to an elevated risk of psychosis are linked to self-destructive thought processes among adolescents with psychological symptoms, according to a recent ... read more

Caregiver, Families With Mentally Ill Members All Need Help, CWRU Researchers Find

Jan. 7, 2015 — Listening to older sisters of mentally ill siblings discuss their mothers' difficult caregiving experiences made a researcher wonder if something important about families was missed in a prior ... read more

Jan. 6, 2015 — Using a different type of MRI imaging, researchers have discovered previously unrecognized differences in the brains of patients with bipolar disorder. In particular, the study revealed differences ... read more

Brain Scans Link Frontal Abnormalities to Suicidal Behaviors in Adolescents, Young Adults

Dec. 9, 2014 — Scientists are closer to understanding how suicidal thoughts and behaviors are generated. According to a study, reduced integrity of white matter in key frontal brain systems that control emotion, ... read more

Wealth, Power or Lack Thereof at Heart of Many Mental Disorders

Dec. 9, 2014 — Donald Trump's ego may be the size of his financial empire, but that doesn't mean he's the picture of mental health. The same can be said about the self-esteem of people who are living ... read more

Women With Bipolar Disorder at 50 Percent Greater Risk of Delivering Preterm Babies

Nov. 3, 2014 — Women who have been previously hospitalized for bipolar disorder are nearly twice as likely to have premature babies compared to women without a history of mental illness, according to a new ... read more

Bipolar Disorder Discovery at the Nano Level

Oct. 22, 2014 — A nano-sized discovery helps explain how bipolar disorder affects the brain and could one day lead to new drug therapies to treat the mental illness, researchers ... read more

YouTube as Peer Support for Severe Mental Illness

Oct. 17, 2014 — People with severe mental illness such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder or bipolar disorder use a popular social media website like YouTube to provide and receive naturally occurring peer ... read more

Rare Genetic Dwarfism Protects Against Bipolar Disorder

Oct. 14, 2014 — A rare genetic dwarfism called Ellis van-Creveld syndrome protects against bipolar disorder, a team of scientists has shown. Thanks to the discovery, they have identified what is likely a key genetic ... read more

Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder Associated With Dendritic Spine Loss in Brain

Oct. 2, 2014 — Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder both appear to be associated with dendritic spine loss in the brain, suggesting the two distinct disorders may share common pathophysiological ... read more

Benefits, Risks of Yoga Found for Bipolar Disorder

Sep. 17, 2014 — A survey of people with bipolar disorder who practice yoga have identified benefits and risks of the practice. The information, plus a pilot clinical trial currently underway, could help ... read more

Talking Therapy for People With a Recent Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis

Sep. 11, 2014 — A group of people with a recent bipolar diagnosis who had an average of 14 hours Cognitive Behavioural Therapy alongside 'treatment as usual,' which includes medication and support from ... read more

Sleep Drunkenness Disorder May Affect One in Seven

Aug. 25, 2014 — A study is shining new light on a sleep disorder called “sleep drunkenness.” The disorder may be as prevalent as affecting one in every seven people. Sleep drunkenness disorder involves confusion ... read more

Pioneering Online Treatment for People With Bipolar Disorder

Aug. 12, 2014 — The first effective web-based treatment for Bipolar Disorder based on the latest research evidence has been developed by psychologists. 92% of the participants in the trial of the online intervention ... read more

Why People With Bipolar Disorder Are Bigger Risk-Takers

July 9, 2014 — Circuits in the brain involved in pursuing and relishing rewarding experiences are more strongly activated in people with bipolar disorder, guiding them towards riskier gambles and away from safer ... read more

Temperament May Contribute to Cardiac Complications in High Blood Pressure

July 6, 2014 — Temperament has been traditionally associated with high blood pressure. A new study has substantiated this issue. Major depression and coronary heart disease have a strong, bidirectional ... read more

Smartphone App May Revolutionize Mental Health Treatment

July 1, 2014 — A new technology is poised to transform the way in which patients with mental illnesses are monitored and treated by clinicians. Their new smartphone-based system detects changes in patients' ... read more

Difference Found in Way Bipolar Disorder Affects Brains of Children Versus Adults

June 18, 2014 — Bipolar children have greater activation in the right amygdala -- a brain region very important for emotional reaction -- than bipolar adults when viewing emotional faces. The study suggests that ... read more

Low Cortisol Levels May Increase Risk of Depression in Bipolar Disorder

June 18, 2014 — Depression is almost twice as common, and poor quality of life almost five times as common, in people with bipolar disorder who have elevated or low levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the ... read more

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