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September 4, 2015

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September 4, 2015

Borderline Personality Disorder as Debilitating as Bipolar Disorder, Experts Say

Apr. 23, 2015 — The deterioration of psychiatric and physical health caused by borderline personality disorder (BPD) rivals that of bipolar disorder, according to new research. Experts estimate that 1.6 percent of ... read more

Personalizing Bipolar Disorder Treatment

Apr. 22, 2015 — Lithium is among the most effective therapies for bipolar disorder and remains the first-line treatment even as other mood stabilizing drugs have become available. But about half of the patients ... read more

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

How Cannabis Use Affects People With Bipolar Disorder

Mar. 13, 2015 — The first study to examine the use of cannabis in the context of daily life among people with Bipolar Disorder has shown how the drug is linked to increases in both manic and depressive ... read more

Clues to Early Detection of Bipolar Disorders in High-Risk Children

Mar. 3, 2015 — A strong link has been made between subthreshold manic episodes and likelihood of developing bipolar disorder in children of parents with bipolar disorder. The study’s findings could improve ... read more

Significant Link Between Cannabis Use and Onset of Mania Symptoms

Feb. 10, 2015 — Researchers have found evidence to suggest a significant relationship between cannabis use and the onset and exacerbation of mania ... 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

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