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December 22, 2017

Updated brain cell map connects various brain diseases to specific cell types
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They also identified microglia as most at risk for bipolar disorder, and a subtype of excitatory neurons as most at risk for schizophrenia. ... In order to better understand brain disorders that manifest early on, for example in infants, like autism spectrum disorder, the study would need to analyze cells from …

Treatable Condition Could Be Mistaken for Schizophrenia or Bipolar Disorder
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Researchers at Houston Methodist believe that a significant number of people diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder may actually have a treatable immune system condition. A new research study could have a significant impact on the millions diagnosed with schizophrenia or ...

New mechanism of action for DISC1, a psychiatric disorder agent, revealed by scientists
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A protein called disrupted-in-schizophrenia 1, encoded by the DISC1 gene, has been established as a genetic risk factor for a wide array of psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, and autism spectrum disorders. It was originally identified in a large Scottish ...

Could cannabis be a CURE for psychosis? Key compound in the drug has been found to ease ...
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A cannabis compound could hold promise as a treatment for psychosis - despite the drug being a known cause, 'promising' research suggests. Cannabidiol, subject to an array of research in recent years, is widely considered to have therapeutic benefits for dozens of ailments, including multiple ...

After searching 12 years for bipolar disorder's cause, UM team concludes it has many
eurekalert
Nearly 6 million Americans have bipolar disorder, and most have probably wondered why. After more than a decade of studying over 1,100 of them in-depth, a University of Michigan team has an answer - or rather, seven answers. In fact, they say, no one genetic change, or chemical imbalance, or life ...

Naperville mother sentenced to natural life for murdering 2 children
dailyherald
Plackowska's attorneys argued at trial that she suffered from a bipolar disorder and was in the midst of a psychotic episode at the time of the killings. On Friday they sought a new trial, saying the court erred in rejecting Plackowska's insanity defense. "We respect the court's ruling," Deputy Chief Public ...

Neurocognitive Function Improved After 1 Year in Non-Relapsing Bipolar I Disorder
psychiatryadvisor
Patients with bipolar I disorder (BD I) without relapse after 1 year of first treatment had improved symptoms and neurocognition and showed improvements in global and occupational functioning, according to a study published in Bipolar Disorders. The 42 first-treatment patients with BD I qualifying for the ...

 



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Impaired Glucose May Cause Poor Mood Stabilizer Response in Bipolar Disorder
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Impaired glucose metabolism may affect response to lithium and other mood stabilizer treatments among patients with bipolar disorder (BD), ...

Childhood infections may increase risk of developing mental illness
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Childhood infections, even bronchitis, may increase the risk of developing mental health disorders like schizophrenia, depression and bipolar disorder ...

Understanding bipolar
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ORBIT compares two, five-week, online interventions designed to improve quality of life for people who experience bipolar disorder. The interventions ...

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The Warning Signs Of An Impending Bipolar Disorder Manic Episode

Bipolar disorder - as the name implies - involves two distinct set of symptoms. One set throws the individual down into the depths of a massive depression. The other places the individual who suffers with bipolar disorder at the top of a peak manic episode.

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