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February 16, 2018

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 ...

Swainsboro Taco Bell crash suspect plans to claim insanity
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Cope's family physician testified that he needed daily psychiatric care in addition to medication for bipolar disorder and hallucinations. Prosecutors and the victims initially objected to what they felt would be too comfortable a setting for a murder suspect, and possibly a place Cope could escape, but both ...

New study explains how your brain helps you learn new skills
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In other parts of the brain, these same neurons are known to be crucial for processing sensory input, such as vision or touch, and their dysfunction is associated with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Fast-spiking interneurons could be a key factor in controlling the efficiency of the learning process in ...

Study reveals the link between genetic variations and major psychiatric disorders
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Scientists examined the RNA in 700 tissue samples from the brains of deceased subjects who had schizophrenia, autism, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder or alcohol abuse disorder, and they contrasted them with the tissue samples obtained from the brains of subjects without psychiatric ...

Bipolar Disorder Treatment May Benefit from Addition of Psychotherapy
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Intensive psychotherapy in conjunction with pharmacotherapy may be beneficial in young people with bipolar disorder, according to research published in Bipolar Disorders. Researchers from New Zealand aimed to assess the difference between interpersonal and social rhythm therapy and specialist ...

Sibling Bullying Makes Psychotic Disorders Three Times More Likely
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Psychotic disorders - such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder - cause abnormal thoughts and perceptions, and often involve hallucinations or delusions. Sufferers often experience severe distress and changes in behaviour and mood and have a much increased risk of suicide and health problems.

 



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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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