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January 05, 2017

Bipolar disorder has seven key characteristics: Study
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Every patient's experience with bipolar disorder can vary from that of others with the condition, but all of their experiences include features that fall into seven classes of phenotypes, or characteristics, researchers said. In fact, not one genetic change, or chemical imbalance, or life event, lies at the heart of ...

Neurocognitive Function Improved After 1 Year in Non-Relapsing Bipolar I Disorder
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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 ...

Seasonal affective disorder: It's more than the winter blues
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People who have depression or bipolar disorder and/or a family history of this are at a higher risk of being diagnosed with SAD. Interestingly, SAD is more prevalent in younger people with it surfacing in the early twenties. Newer research has found some biological connections to SAD reported by the ...

Man with mental illness sentenced for punching two women
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The Bucks County District Attorney's Office says Nathaniel D. Love, 31, of Philadelphia was a mentally ill man who said he was off his medications for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia when he assaulted two women Feb. 25. He pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another ...

Electrical Stimulation Works as Add-On in Bipolar Depression
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Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a safe and effective add-on therapy for type I or II bipolar depression, researchers found. In an intention-to-treat analysis of 52 patients in the randomized, double-blind, Bipolar Depression Electrical Treatment Trial (BETTER), active tDCS had significantly ...

1 in 4 pregnant women have mental health problems
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... standard interview, 1 in 4 women had a mental illness – not only depression (found in 11 percent) and anxiety (found in 15 percent), but also eating disorders (2 percent), obsessive-compulsive disorder (2 percent), PTSD in just under 1 percent and less commonly, bipolar disorder and other disorders.

 



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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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