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December 20, 2013

Bipolar disorder patients hold contradictory self-associations
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Symptomatic bipolar disorder patients have a marked discrepancy between their automatic and "thought-out" views of themselves, research suggests.

Predictors of substance abuse identified among teens with bipolar ...
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The COBY study, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, is the largest longitudinal study of children and adolescents with bipolar disorder. The 3-site ...

Mental disorders link to heart disease risk
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Researchers have identified an increased risk of non-fatal or fatal heart disease across a spectrum of mental conditions, including schizophrenia, bipolar ...

Smoking During Pregnancy Associated with Increased Risk of ...
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... Journal of Psychiatry suggests an association between smoking during pregnancy and increased risk for developing bipolar disorder (BD) in adult children.

Diabetes blamed for brain neurochemical abnormalities in bipolar ...
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Diabetes may underlie some of the neurochemical abnormalities observed in the brains of patients with bipolar disorder, say ....

Mood stabilizer plus antipsychotic can prevent bipolar relapse
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The investigators reviewed the literature on combined mood stabilizer plus antipsychotic therapy for the maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder, ...

Diet may not fully explain cardiometabolic problems in bipolar disorder
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The diet of patients with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia seems to be no worse than that of mentally healthy people, a study suggests.

Head injuries increase risk for psychiatric disorders
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The researchers then followed up these individuals for diagnoses of schizophrenia spectrum disorders, unipolar depression, bipolar disorder, and....

Glenn Close Promotes Mental Health Legislation on Capitol Hill
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Close's sister was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the age of 50 after contemplating suicide, and Close's nephew suffers from a schizoaffective ...

Shared genetic risk for bipolar disorder and BMI
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Researchers have found a positive association in the heritability of bipolar disorder and body mass index (BMI), supporting the theory ...

 



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Heart Rate Variability a Biomarker of Bipolar Disorder Severity?
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Family: Man fatally shot by Dallas police had mental illness
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Tirado's parents said the 28-year-old had a bipolar disorder and that they'd been trying, unsuccessfully, to have him committed to a long-term mental ...

Auburn man accused of leaving voicemail threatening Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan
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