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April 20, 2018

Vitamin D-binding protein levels may help identify bipolar disorder in teens
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In this pilot study, researchers examined the link between vitamin D and inflammatory markers in 36 teenagers with bipolar disorder and major depression forms of major mood disorders compared with those without mood disorders. They developed a screening immunoprecipitation-sequencing ...

Mental health issues make premature birth more likely - study
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Almost one-fifth reported a history of mental disorder, with conditions including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression. Compared with those who did not report a history of mental disorder these pregnancies were more likely to result in premature deliveries and babies born with low birth weight, ...

Neuroimaging Advances in Pediatric Bipolar Disorder
psychiatrictimes
The research team, affiliated with Ohio State University in Columbus, looked at factors related to neuroinflammation in a small subset (N = 36) of subjects, mean age 14 years, who were participants in the National Institute of Mental Health Longitudinal Assessment of Manic Symptoms study. The subjects ...

Ketamine shows promise for major depression, suicidal thoughts in study
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In two studies published in February in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry, researchers explained ketamine and related drugs may represent a "paradigm shift" as an antidepressant to rapidly treat major depressive disorder and bipolar depression, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.

Repetitive TMS as Maintenance Therapy for Bipolar and Unipolar Depression
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Major depressive disorder (MDD) remains a chronic condition for many individuals, many of whom take multiple medications. Studies have shown that despite a range of pharmacotherapies, only two-thirds of patients taking multimodal treatments —including antidepressants, electroconvulsive therapy, ...

Higher Incidence of Mania in Adults With Intellectual Disabilities vs General Population
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Sally-Ann Cooper, MB, MD, FRCPsych, from the Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow, Mental Health and Wellbeing Group, Gartnavel Royal Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland, and colleagues investigated affective disorder incidence and determinants of unipolar depression in adults with .

Personality Functioning Associated With Global Functioning in Bipolar Disorder I
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Personality functioning had a significant predictive effect on global functioning for patients in the euthymic phase of bipolar disorder I, according to findings published in Psychiatry Research. Researchers collected demographic and clinical features from 100 patients with bipolar disorder I whose disease ...

 



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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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