Bipolar Disorder News and Research

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Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. Symptoms of bipolar disorder are severe. They are different from the normal ups and downs that everyone goes through from time to time. Bipolar disorder symptoms can result in damaged relationships, poor job or school performance, and even suicide. But bipolar disorder can be treated, and people with this illness can lead full and productive lives.
Early diagnosis and treatment is important for children and adolescents with bipolar disorder

Early diagnosis and treatment is important for children and adolescents with bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder a common feature in urban primary care practice

Bipolar disorder a common feature in urban primary care practice

Psychiatric disorders detected using blood test

Psychiatric disorders detected using blood test

New painkiller was discovered in natural form in venomous snails in 1979

New painkiller was discovered in natural form in venomous snails in 1979

Mutant gene that starves the brain of serotonin 10 times more prevalent in depressed patients

Mutant gene that starves the brain of serotonin 10 times more prevalent in depressed patients

Newly discovered genetic defect might represent an important risk factor for major depression

Newly discovered genetic defect might represent an important risk factor for major depression

Magnetic resonance spectroscopy may prove to be the definitive diagnostic test for bipolar disorder

Magnetic resonance spectroscopy may prove to be the definitive diagnostic test for bipolar disorder

Capsules may be effective in treating bipolar disorder

Capsules may be effective in treating bipolar disorder

Treatment sometimes absent for children of mothers with mental illness

Treatment sometimes absent for children of mothers with mental illness

An errant enzyme linked to bipolar disorder impairs awareness, perception and reasoning

An errant enzyme linked to bipolar disorder impairs awareness, perception and reasoning

Many patients with sleep apnea or insomnia also have attention deficit disorder

Many patients with sleep apnea or insomnia also have attention deficit disorder

Researchers are comparing two drugs used to treat pediatric bipolar disorder

Researchers are comparing two drugs used to treat pediatric bipolar disorder

Atypical antipsychotics commonly used to treat children with aggression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia may trigger insulin resistance

Atypical antipsychotics commonly used to treat children with aggression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia may trigger insulin resistance

Study shows how people with severe and persistent mental illnesses live their everyday lives

Study shows how people with severe and persistent mental illnesses live their everyday lives

Lithium can protect the brain cells involved in learning and memory from radiation damage

Lithium can protect the brain cells involved in learning and memory from radiation damage

Approval of Abilify (aripiprazole) for the treatment of acute bipolar mania

Approval of Abilify (aripiprazole) for the treatment of acute bipolar mania

New warnings on antidepressants for children and adolescents highlight the need for appropriate treatments for depression

New warnings on antidepressants for children and adolescents highlight the need for appropriate treatments for depression

Seroquel is significantly more effective than placebo in treating patients with rapid-cycling bipolar disorder

Seroquel is significantly more effective than placebo in treating patients with rapid-cycling bipolar disorder

Chiropractic correction may help reverse multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease

Chiropractic correction may help reverse multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease

Approval of Cymbalta for treatment of major depressive disorder

Approval of Cymbalta for treatment of major depressive disorder