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Bipolar is a mental disorder that is characterized by serious mood swings - alternating with highs (what clinicians call "mania") and lows (also known as depression). The periods of mania and depression vary from person to person and are often so extreme

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Common sets of genes disrupted in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Studying brain tissue from deceased donors, Johns Hopkins scientists have found common groups of genes disrupted among people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression.

Bipolar Disorder and Alcohol: What's the Connection?

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Understand how alcohol consumption may be connected to bipolar and why that link exists. This article looks at common symptoms of a bipolar episode.

People with bipolar disorder more than twice as likely to have suffered childhood adversity

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A University of Manchester study which looked at more than thirty years of research into bipolar, found that people with the disorder are 2.

New research - fruit fly neurons hold the key to the molecular causes of mental diseases

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

New research involving the removal and analysis of single neurons from fruit fly (Drosophila) embryos has revealed insights into the causes of mental diseases such as bipolar disease.

High blood pressure drugs impact depression, bipolar disorder

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Some high blood pressure lowering medications may affect mood disorders, such as depression and bipolar disorder, according to new research.

Group psychoeducation offers 'early intervention' for bipolar patients

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Structured group psychoeducation sessions could be more successful in treating patients in the early stages of bipolar disorder than standard peer-support offered by the NHS and the voluntary...

Brain study confirms gene mutation link to psychiatric disorders

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Brain scans have revealed how a genetic mutation linked to major psychiatric disorders affects the structure, function and chemistry of the brain.

How to Spot the Signs and Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

Sun, 07 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Learn all about the signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder, a mental health condition that causes people to switch between different moods.

Study finds average 6-year delay between onset and diagnosis of bipolar disorder

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Long delays mean missed opportunities for early intervention to reduce the severity of episodes of bipolar disorder.

Infections, antibiotic use linked to manic episodes in people with serious mental illness

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

In research using patient medical records, investigators from Johns Hopkins and Sheppard Pratt Health System report that people with serious mental disorders who were hospitalized for mania were...

Epigenetic study of lactose intolerance may shed light on the origin of mental illness

Tue, 10 May 2016 01:00:00 PDT

A new study on the epigenetics of lactose intolerance may provide an approach to understanding schizophrenia and other complex, serious illnesses.

Schizophrenia, bipolar tied to yeast infection

Thu, 05 May 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Research finds a history of Candida yeast infection is more common in men with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder and in women with these illnesses who have memory problems.

Study may explain gene's role in major psychiatric disorders

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 03:00:00 PDT

Gene associated with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, ADHD, and depression linked to brain cell death in mice.

Epilepsy drug may not increase risk of birth defects

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:00:00 PDT

Babies born to pregnant women taking the epilepsy drug lamotrigine may not be at an increased risk of birth defects, such as cleft lip, cleft palate or clubfoot, according to a study published in...

Scripps Florida study lays groundwork for potential bipolar disorder therapies

Thu, 10 Mar 2016 03:00:00 PDT

Bipolar disorder, which affects nearly eight million Americans, takes a toll not only on patients, but also on their families and communities.

Cannabis use linked to worse treatment outcomes for psychosis patients

Fri, 04 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Treatment for a first episode of psychosis may be more likely to fail if a patient uses cannabis, suggests a new study that found higher hospital admissions among such patients.

New online tool launched to help people struggling with bipolar disorder make informed, positive lifestyle choices

Fri, 26 Feb 2016 05:00:00 PDT

The International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF) has announced the launch of its free, online Behavioral Health Quality of Life Tool (BHQL) to empower people struggling with bipolar disorder to assess...

Study shows genetic counseling helps psychiatric patients

Thu, 25 Feb 2016 01:00:00 PDT

A new University of British Columbia study shows that genetic counselling helps patients with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and similar conditions understand and cope with their illness.

Brain structural effects of psychopharmacological treatment in bipolar disorder

Wed, 17 Feb 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Bipolar disorder is associated with subtle neuroanatomical deficits. This review considers evidence that lithium, mood stabilizers, antipsychotic medication and antidepressant medications are...

No genetic link between smaller subcortical brain volumes and risk for schizophrenia

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 05:00:00 PDT

There is no evidence of genetic overlap between risk for schizophrenia and brain volume measures, according to researchers in a global study that examined the genes that drive the development of...

Scientists discover molecular link between psychiatric disorders and type 2 diabetes

Mon, 08 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PDT

There may be a genetic connection between some mental health disorders and type 2 diabetes.

Psychoeducation may affect brain plasticity in bipolar disorder

Tue, 02 Feb 2016 05:00:00 PDT

An investigation in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics explores how psychoeducation may affect white matter plasticity in bipolar disorder.

Significant number of young people with undiagnosed bipolar disorder

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Around 10% of UK primary care patients prescribed antidepressants for depression or anxiety have undiagnosed bipolar disorder, a study has found.

Childhood trauma associated with worse impulse control in adulthood, U-M study finds

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Abuse or neglect associated with worse executive function in adults, whether or not they have bipolar disorder.

Depression and obesity common among bipolar patients with exhausted stress system

Tue, 19 Jan 2016 03:00:00 PDT

New observations show that older bipolar patients often have decreased activity in the hormone system responsible for the secretion of the stress hormone cortisol.