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January 19, 2017

Seasonal depression: Women more affected than men
medicalnewstoday
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that comes and goes with the seasons. It is estimated that SAD affects approximately 5 percent of people in the United States in any given year. Symptoms of SAD include feelings of depression, worthlessness, low energy, fatigue, and lack of ...

Gruesome new details in torture death of girl, 4: 'Burns all over her body and bruising'
freep
According to the petition, Diaz, 24, says she has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety. Fields, 28, said he has been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, social anxiety, agoraphobia, which is a type of anxiety disorder, and post-traumatic stress ...

Managing Comorbid Bipolar Disorder and Alcohol Use Disorder: Clinical Challenges and ...
psychiatryadvisor
Alcohol use disorder (AUD) and bipolar disorder (BD) are commonly co-occurring conditions associated with more negative outcomes.1 Of all psychiatric conditions, BD has one of the highest rates of comorbid substance use disorder (SUD).2 While prevalence estimates vary, one study found that as ...

Family study emphasizes distinct origins for bipolar disorder subtypes
medicalxpress
The most common subtypes of bipolar disorder, bipolar I and bipolar II, stem—at least in part—from different biological causes, according to a new study published in Biological Psychiatry. Despite genetic overlap between the two subtypes, each subtype tended to cluster within families, suggesting a ...

Can early symptoms predict bipolar disorder? Evidence shows differing patterns of risk factors
eurekalert
Environmental risk factors and exposures can also contribute to BD risk, according to the analysis by Ciro Marangoni, MD, at the Department of Mental Health, Mater Salutis Hospital, Legnato, Italy; Gianni L. Faedda, MD, Director of the Mood Disorder Center of New York, NY, and Co-Chairman of a Task ...

 



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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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