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November 15, 2013

Richard Dreyfuss Opens Up About His Battle with Bipolar Disorder
people.com
Academy Award winner Richard Dreyfuss, star of hit movies such as Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Mr. Holland's Opus, suffers from bipolar ...

Journalist Michael Hastings 'battled with bipolar disorder and drugs ...
dailymail
During an arrest for theft a few months later, Dr Hastings told police he had an 'unofficial evaluation indicating M. Hastings had a Manic Depressive Disorder ...

Obesity, bipolarity may have common mechanisms
medwirenews
Overall, 86 patients were obese (body mass index [BMI]?30 kg/m2), and 31% of these had bipolar disorder, compared with just 19% of the nonobese patients.

Emotional processing in bipolar disorder studied
yaledailynews
Psychology Department suggests individuals with bipolar disorder not currently suffering from its symptoms are able to perceive others' emotions just as ...

Psychotic disorders more likely in left-handed
yaledailynews
Correlation between left-handedness and schizophrenia was first proposed in a 2005 study, and correlation between left-handedness and bipolar disorder was ...

"Mathematical deficits" in bipolar disorder
tele-management
Adolescents in remission from bipolar disorder have significantly poorer mathematical skills than youths with major depressive disorder or their psychiatrically ...

Pregnant Women Need Stronger Bipolar Drugs, Study Reports
counselheal
Bipolar disorder is a mental condition in which people go through periods of varying moods, such as depression, extreme joy or irritation. When left untreated ...

First-episode type predicts morbidity, disease course in bipolar ...
medwirenews
Study findings suggest that the type of first episode in patients with bipolar disorder can predict the type and degree of future morbidity, as well as ...

Comorbid anxiety problematic for adolescents with bipolar disorder
news-medical
The 5-year follow-up study found that 62% of 413 children and adolescents aged 7-17 years with confirmed bipolar disorder had at least one anxiety disorder.

Bipolar primary care prevalence varies by assessment method
medwirenews
The prevalence of bipolar disorder in primary care varies considerably according to the assessment method used, study findings suggest.

Gene Variants May Contribute to Bipolar Illness by Changing Brain
psychnews
Although variants of the CACNA1C gene and the ANK3 gene may contribute to bipolar disorder by acting on an area of the brain involved in processing facial ...

Two factors predict suicide in teens with bipolar disorder
clinicalpsychiatrynews
History of self-harm and suicidal ideation are two strong indicators that a teen with bipolar disorder might attempt suicide, according to an ...

Mood disorder subtypes remain in the family
medwirenews
The team studied 62 patients with schizoaffective disorder, 100 with bipolar I disorder, 23 with bipolar II disorder, 108 with major depressive disorder (MDD), and ...

White matter integrity supports heritability of bipolar disorder
medwirenews
Researchers have detected widespread white matter integrity reductions in patients with bipolar disorder, which extend to their unaffected ...

Men's cognitive advantage maintained in early bipolar disorder
medwirenews
Patients in the early stages of bipolar disorder show the same gender differences in cognitive functioning as mentally healthy individuals, ...

 



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Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy Effective for Bipolar and Depression
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Charting Sea Changes in Outpatient Pharmacotherapy of Bipolar Disorder
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Understanding bipolar
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