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February 7, 2016

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February 7, 2016

Lower Availability of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in the Body Associated With Bipolar Disorder

Nov. 24, 2015 — People with bipolar disorder have lower levels of certain omega-3 fatty acids that cross the blood-brain barrier compared to those who do not, according to ... read more

Oct. 29, 2015 — A new study is among the first to show how bipolar disorder affects neurons in the brain, noting fundamental differences in patient cells. Moreover, this study reveals why some patients respond to ... read more

Complete Symptom Resolution Reduces Risk of Depression Recurrence, Study Finds

Oct. 27, 2015 — People who have had an episode of major depression are at high risk for having another episode. Now, researchers have found that the risk of recurrence is significantly lower for people with ... read more

Antidepressants Shown to Worsen Depression in Patients With Rapid-Cycling Bipolar Disorder

Sep. 14, 2015 — In patients with rapid-cycling bipolar disorder, a clinical trial shows antidepressants can increase incidents of depression and mood cycling. Patients are considered rapid cycling in bipolar ... read more

Anticonvulsant Effects of Valproic Acid Uncovered

Sep. 14, 2015 — Researchers have identified the mechanism by which valproic acid controls epileptic seizures, and by doing so, also revealed an underlying factor of ... read more

Long-Term Study Links Common Psychiatric Disorders With Increased Risk of Violent Reoffending in Ex-Prisoners

Sep. 2, 2015 — Ex-prisoners with common psychiatric disorders such as bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder) and alcohol and drug abuse are substantially more likely to commit a violent crime after release ... read more

How Can We Prevent Suicide? Major Study Shows Risk Factors Associated With Depression

Aug. 30, 2015 — A major multi-national study of suicides has identified the behavior patterns which precede many suicide attempts. This may lead to changes in clinical practice in the care of patients affected with ... read more

Biomarkers and Apps May Predict Risk of Suicide

Aug. 18, 2015 — People being treated for bipolar disorder and other psychiatric illnesses are at greater risk of attempting suicide, but physicians may now have tools to predict which of those individuals will ... read more

Depressed Teens at Risk of Heart Disease, Early Monitoring Urged

Aug. 10, 2015 — Teens with major depression or bipolar disorder are at high risk of early heart and blood vessel disease. For the first time, experts urge early monitoring and assertive intervention to reduce risk ... read more

How to Tell the Difference Between Bipolar Disorder, Depression

Aug. 5, 2015 — Many patients with bipolar disorder, a debilitating mental condition that can take a person from the sluggishness of severe depression to super-human energy levels, are often misdiagnosed as having ... read more

Researchers Identify New Spectrum Disorder Called ALPIM Syndrome

July 9, 2015 — A high rate of association between panic disorder and four domains of physical illness has been documented by researchers. Their new study could alter how physicians and psychiatrists view the ... read more

July 7, 2015 — How much a child's pupil dilates in response to seeing an emotional image can predict his or her risk of depression over the next two years, according to new ... read more

For Women With Bipolar Disorder, Sleep Quality Affects Mood

June 30, 2015 — Poor sleep is associated with negative mood in women with bipolar disorder, according to researchers. Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels ... read more

Microtubule 'Roadway' in the Retina Helps Provide Energy for Vision

June 29, 2015 — Researchers have discovered a thick band of microtubules in certain neurons in the retina that they believe acts as a transport road for mitochondria that help provide energy required for visual ... read more

'Fuzzy Thinking' in Depression, Bipolar Disorder: New Research Finds Effect Is Real

May 4, 2015 — People with depression or bipolar disorder often feel their thinking ability has gotten “fuzzy”, or less sharp than before their symptoms began. Now, researchers have shown in a large study that ... read more

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

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