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Predictive factors ‘raise suspicion’ for emergence of bipolar disorder

Predictive factors ‘raise suspicion’ for emergence of bipolar disorder

Researchers have identified seven factors that predict which patients initially diagnosed with depression will later meet the diagnostic criteria for bipolar disorder. [More]
Hallucinations common suicide motive in schizophrenia patients

Hallucinations common suicide motive in schizophrenia patients

Hallucinations and/or delusions appear to be a common factor prompting patients with schizophrenia to attempt suicide, say researchers. [More]
Virtual patient, medical record and questions appear effective in recognizing suicide risk

Virtual patient, medical record and questions appear effective in recognizing suicide risk

A virtual patient, the electronic medical record, and questions about how well patients sleep appear effective new tools in recognizing suicide risk, researchers say. [More]
Meta-analysis links signalling pathways to bipolar disorder

Meta-analysis links signalling pathways to bipolar disorder

A meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies has identified six biological pathways that may be involved in the genetic predisposition to develop bipolar disorder. [More]
Research report on China's duloxetine market

Research report on China's duloxetine market

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Investigation Report on China Duloxetine Market" report to their offering. [More]
Bipolar disorder and epilepsy could be linked

Bipolar disorder and epilepsy could be linked

A preliminary study adds to evidence that bipolar disorder and epilepsy may be different expressions of common pathways. [More]
Body clock's could be utilized to improve current therapies to delay onset of chronic lung diseases

Body clock's could be utilized to improve current therapies to delay onset of chronic lung diseases

The body clock's natural rhythm could be utilized to improve current therapies to delay the onset of chronic lung diseases. [More]
Parents with bipolar disorder feel control by monitoring kids' moods

Parents with bipolar disorder feel control by monitoring kids' moods

The majority of parents with bipolar disorder monitor their children's moods, which helps them feel in control of their child's wellbeing, show US study results. [More]
Comorbid OCD and bipolar disorder should be treated as mood disorder

Comorbid OCD and bipolar disorder should be treated as mood disorder

Most patients with both bipolar disorder and obsessive–compulsive disorder should be treated as having bipolar disorder, researchers suggest. [More]
Mixed state specifier in DSM-5 overlooks the core features

Mixed state specifier in DSM-5 overlooks the core features

The replacement of “mixed episodes” with “mixed features” in DSM-5 in order to counter a lack of specificity overlooks two of the core features of mixed states, suggests research published in the Journal of Affective Disorders. [More]
How do people become depressed? An interview with Anna Watters and Professor Lea Williams, University of Sydney

How do people become depressed? An interview with Anna Watters and Professor Lea Williams, University of Sydney

A clinical diagnosis of depression (i.e. major depressive disorder) is currently defined on the basis of reported symptoms. [More]
Valproic acid metabolism and obesity: an interview with Dr. Namandjé Bumpus, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Valproic acid metabolism and obesity: an interview with Dr. Namandjé Bumpus, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Valproic acid is one of the most widely prescribed drugs for the treatment of epilepsy. It has also been shown to be effective for the treatment of mood disorders and migraine headaches. [More]
Mood disorder patients seek explanation for symptoms

Mood disorder patients seek explanation for symptoms

The primary focus of many patients attending a psychiatric consultation for mood instability is to obtain an explanation for their symptoms, report researchers. [More]
Secondary conditions can become deadly and affect how long HIV patients stay in hospital

Secondary conditions can become deadly and affect how long HIV patients stay in hospital

A University of Arkansas researcher and her colleagues have found that secondary conditions and diseases that could become deadly significantly affect how long HIV patients stay in the hospital. [More]
Early natural history of bipolar disorder mapped

Early natural history of bipolar disorder mapped

A longitudinal study of children of parents with bipolar disorder gives insights into the developmental trajectory of the condition, which researchers say should prove valuable in guiding future intervention and prevention efforts. [More]
Bipolarity caution in depressed MS patients

Bipolarity caution in depressed MS patients

Physicians should be sure to exclude bipolar disorder before prescribing antidepressants to patients with multiple sclerosis who have depression, say researchers. [More]
Connectivity, size of brain can predict degree of anxiety in young children

Connectivity, size of brain can predict degree of anxiety in young children

Prolonged stress and anxiety during childhood is a risk factor for developing anxiety disorders and depression later in life. Now, Stanford University School of Medicine researchers have shown that by measuring the size and connectivity of a part of the brain associated with processing emotion - the amygdala - they can predict the degree of anxiety a young child is experiencing in daily life. [More]
Mood disorder subtypes remain in the family

Mood disorder subtypes remain in the family

Psychosis, mania, and depression are unlikely to have shared hereditary causes, report researchers in Molecular Psychiatry. [More]
Bipolar mania and depression independently inherited

Bipolar mania and depression independently inherited

Bipolar mania and depression may be independently inherited in families, findings of a US study suggest. [More]

Bipolar primary care prevalence varies by assessment method

The prevalence of bipolar disorder in primary care varies considerably according to the assessment method used, study findings suggest. [More]