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April 06, 2018

Children Exposed To Drugs For Epilepsy, Bipolar Disorder Have Lower Academic Scores
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In addition, research has shown that up to 3 or 4 of every 10 children exposed to valproate will have a lower IQ and cognitive difficulties or a neurodevelopment disorder. However, other factors could contribute to these children's poorer academic success. “It is also possible that the mothers with epilepsy ...

Can Companion Animals Support People with Mental Health Problems?
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Recent reports have described the relevance of companion animals in the lives of people with severe ongoing mental health problems such as bipolar disease and schizophrenia. Such reports suggest that relationships with companion animals can be considered alongside human relationships in a ...

Prenatal Micronutrients May Cut Mental Illness Risk in Children
medscape
Fetal brain development — which is influenced by genotype, by the environment in the womb, and by the mother's nutrition, her history of infection, and her status with respect to psychiatric disorders and substance use — is the earliest developmental step relating to risk for mental illness, the authors ...

Study finds apparent benefits of addition of adjunctive antidepressants to mood stabilizers for ...
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"This study provides hope for bipolar disorder patients by supporting the efficacy and safety of antidepressant therapy use for bipolar depression, which has always been considered a 'treatment-resistant' disabling state," says Dr. Eldar Hochman of TAU's Sackler Faculty of Medicine and Geha Mental ...

Study: Antidepressants may prevent rehospitalization of bipolar patients
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“This study provides hope for bipolar disorder patients by supporting the efficacy and safety of antidepressant therapy use for bipolar depression, which has always been considered a 'treatment-resistant' disabling state,” wrote research leader Dr. Eldar Hochman of TAU's Sackler Faculty of Medicine and ...

Motor Impulsivity Strongly Predicts Suicide Attempts in Bipolar, Major Depression
psychiatryadvisor
In patients with bipolar disorder (BD) or major depressive disorder (MDD), motor impulsivity is a strong predictor of suicidal actions, according to a small retrospective study published in Comprehensive Psychiatry. Patients with MDD or BD (n=52) were recruited from private practice, a university clinic, ..

 



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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
komonews
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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