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March 09, 2018

Lithium treatment associated with lowest risk of rehospitalization for bipolar disorder patients
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Individuals with bipolar disorder have the lowest risk of rehospitalization if treated with lithium, according to a study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in JAMA Psychiatry. Long-acting injections of antipsychotics were also effective, reducing the risk of rehospitalization by 30 percent ...

Manic Switching After Light Therapy Historically Low in Bipolar Disorder
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According to the results of a historical study published in Psychiatry Research, the risk for switch from bipolar depression to mania after light therapy is similar to the spontaneous risk for switching expected during placebo treatment for bipolar disorder. These findings challenge existing concerns about ...

Depression: 'Orphan' brain receptor may be to blame
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Recently, an increasing amount of studies have been focusing on the neurological causes of depression, which is a psychiatric condition affecting more than 16 million adults in the United States. Only a few months ago, one such study pointed out that depression originates in brain areas associated with ...

Motor Impulsivity Predicts Suicide in Bipolar Disorder, Depression
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Self-reported motor impulsivity may be a significant predictor of suicide in patients with bipolar disorder and major depression, according to results published in Comprehensive Psychiatry. These results indicate that impulsivity should be a target of interventions and public policy regarding suicide ...

Stem Cells Reveal New Secrets About Mental Illness
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Researchers are converting patients skin cells into brain cells through genetic instruction. This allows them to look at the brain cells of a person with bipolar disorder and better understand how to treat it. Maron explains this breakthrough will allow doctors to customize a patient's treatment plan, instead of ...

Ketamine Quickly Eases Depression, But Questions Remain
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“This paradigm shift lends additional urgency to the development of novel treatments for major depressive disorder and bipolar depression, particularly for patient subgroups that do not respond to currently available therapies,” wrote Carlos A. Zarate Jr., MD, and colleagues at the National Institute of ...

 



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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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