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May 04, 2018

Art can be therapeutic for those with substance or mental health disorders
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“Art therapy can be an important part of someone's recovery on a number of different levels,” she said in the news release. “Many use their art to express their feelings about their illness, or make their illness more tangible. For others the creative process itself provides some very therapeutic relief from the ...

A strong grip indicates healthy brain function in adults
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“Our research has shown that the connections between muscular strength and brain functioning also exist in people experiencing schizophrenia, major depression and bipolar disorder – all of which can interfere with regular brain functioning,” explained Dr. Firth. “This raises the strong possibility that ...

Study identifies new method of treating bipolar depression
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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 Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of Medicine, who ...

Asthma, hay fever, eczema linked to higher psychiatric disorders risk in study
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"Assessing their emotional condition and monitoring their mental health could help to avoid later psychiatric problems." Psychiatric disorders include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. The most common allergic diseases are nicknamed the three "A"s: asthma, allergic rhinitis or hay ...

Challenges With Treatment Engagement, Retention for Youth at Risk for Bipolar Disorder
psychiatryadvisor
Adolescents who are at risk for bipolar disorder present challenges to psychosocial treatment engagement and retention, according to results published in the Journal of Affective Disorders. It is unclear whether interpersonal and social rhythm therapy (IPSRT) is effective for this population because of low ...

'Gene map for depression' sparks hopes of new generation of treatments
theguardian
The work, published in Nature Genetics, revealed a substantial overlap in the genetics that underpins depression and other mental disorders such as anxiety, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, but also body mass index, where DNA that predisposes people to obesity also raises the risk of depression.

Mania-Related Memory Bias Predicts Manic Episodes in Bipolar Disorder
psychiatryadvisor
For patients with bipolar disorder, mania-related memory bias is a predictor of mania recurrence, according to results published in the Journal of Affective Disorders. These results suggest that employing interventions that target patients' insights into their internal states may help improve outcomes in ...

 



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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
silive
... 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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