Heart rate variability measured by electrocardiogram can help differentiate bipolar from major depression
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  December 7, 2017  
  Bipolar Disorder  
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 Heart rate variability measured by electrocardiogram can help differentiate bipolar from major depressionHeart rate variability measured by electrocardiogram can help differentiate bipolar from major depression
 
A groundbreaking Loyola Medicine study suggests that a simple 15-minute electrocardiogram could help a physician determine whether a patient has major depression or bipolar disorder.
 
 
 Genetic susceptibility to BD can increase suicide risk among people exposed to traumatic stressGenetic susceptibility to BD can increase suicide risk among people exposed to traumatic stress
 
Genetic susceptibility to bipolar disorder can increase the risk for suicide attempt, but only among those who also have experienced traumatic stress, reports a study published in the December 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
 
   Study finds link between adolescent cannabis use and future hypomaniaStudy finds link between adolescent cannabis use and future hypomania
 
Cannabis use in youth is linked to bipolar symptoms in young adults, finds new research by the University of Warwick.
 
   Researchers test orange light treatment at emergency psychiatric careResearchers test orange light treatment at emergency psychiatric care
 
Can orange light therapy help people who have serious mental disorders? Who hear voices and see things that aren't there? Or who are thinking about committing suicide?
 
 Agoraphobia Epidemiology
 
Agoraphobia EpidemiologyAgoraphobia is based on a fear of situations grouped into five categories. The fear or anxiety must occur in two of the five situations to meet the current criteria for agoraphobia. According to the DSM-5, if the individual fears only one situation, the specific phobia is the diagnosis.
 
 
 Mental illness linked to early childhood adversity may be passed to next generation
 
Mental illness linked to early childhood adversity may be passed to next generationMental illness associated with early childhood adversity may be passed from generation to generation, according to a study of adults whose parents evacuated Finland as children during World War II.