Study identifies new method of treating bipolar depression
“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
"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
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
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
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 ...