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February 09, 2018

Probing the Link Between Mood Disorders and Lithium in Water Supplies
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While lithium is a mainstay of treatment in bipolar disorder, findings from animal studies have shown that subtherapeutic lithium levels may also affect mood. In the same vein, multiple studies have investigated the possibility that lithium in drinking water may influence mood and other outcomes relevant ...

Delayed Sleep-Wake Phase Disorder May Predict Relapse in Euthymic Bipolar Disorder
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Up to half of patients with bipolar disorder experience recurrence or relapse each year, despite adhering to treatment, thus calling for preventive strategies.2 Among previously identified factors found to predict such relapse are presence of residual depressive or manic symptoms at initial recovery, ...

State again seeks court order to make murder suspect take medication
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Kirimi testified in August that Surber has a form of bipolar disorder. "In order to make a comprehensive determination about his competency status, we need that Mr. Surber to take his medication, on a consistent pattern," said a portion of Kirimi's report that was included in the motion. Surber's attorney ...

Hospitalization during pregnancy boosts risk of difficulties in child
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The traits studied in the new work are also common among individuals who go on to be diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, for example. The maternal conditions are likely to be generalized risk factors for many psychiatric problems, says lead investigator Melissa Green, associate ...

Addition of SSRIs to Antipsychotics Has Only Minor Impact on Metabolic Risk Factors
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In this cross-sectional study, 868 patients with schizophrenia and 433 patients with bipolar disorder from the Norwegian Thematically Organized Psychosis study were enrolled. To evaluate the impact of comedication with SSRIs and antipsychotics, the researchers considered the association of metabolic ...

Peripheral Fatty Acid Composition Associated With Bipolar Disorder
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Abnormal ratios of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids were associated with the presence of bipolar disorder and the severity and duration of major depressive disorder, according to the results of a recent study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders. In this cross-sectional analysis, researchers ...

 



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Bismarck man pleads guilty to taking forklift, planning to 'flip' president's limo
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Leingang told U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Hovland on Friday that he is diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and bipolar disorder, ...

Thief strikes out: Charged in three heists, he'll spend up to six years in prison
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... the court prosecutors offered the plea agreement because Williams has mental-health issues, which include bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

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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