Latest Bipolar disorder Stories

2012-02-09 08:00:00

The new book "Runaway Mind, My Own Race with Bipolar Disorder", tells the story of Maggie Reese who was changed forever by a Bipolar mental illness. Once a care free talented young girl with high hopes for her life, who became a confused, violent, angry destructive mania cyclone. As circumstances appeared at their worst, hope for her life was found through the love of family, compassion of friends and locating the right medication. Over time Maggie learned how to live day by day with her...

2012-02-01 01:31:24

A new study may end 2 decades of suspicion Over the past 30 years, numerous studies have linked Borna disease virus (BDV) with mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety disorder and dementia. Genetic fragments and antibodies to this RNA virus, which causes behavior disorders in a range of mammals and birds, have been found to be prevalent in psychiatric patients, but study results have been inconsistent. Now, the first blinded, case-control study to examine this...

Cloned Brain Cells Could Help MS, Parkinson's, Depression Patients
2012-01-30 05:52:02

From the birthplace of Dolly the sheep comes another advancement in cloning, as scientists at Scotland's University of Edinburgh have reportedly created brain tissue from patients suffering from mental illnesses. According to NewsCore reports, researchers at the university's Centre for Regenerative Medicine (CRM) have developed a method of taking a patient's skin sample, turning it into stem cells, and then directing them to grow into brain cells. They then study those man-made brain cells...

2012-01-27 10:57:01

A hallmark of the individual is the cultivation of personal interests, but for some people, their intellectual pursuits might actually be genetically predetermined. Survey results published by Princeton University researchers in the journal PLoS ONE suggest that a family history of psychiatric conditions such as autism and depression could influence the subjects a person finds engaging. Although preliminary, the findings provide a new look at the oft-studied link between psychiatric...

2012-01-20 10:48:18

PCE in drinking water linked to an increased risk of mental illness The solvent tetrachloroethylene (PCE) widely used in industry and to dry clean clothes is a neurotoxin known to cause mood changes, anxiety, and depression in people who work with it. To date the long-term effect of this chemical on children exposed to PCE has been less clear, although there is some evidence that children of people who work in the dry cleaning industry have an increased risk of schizophrenia. New research...

2012-01-06 06:12:02

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Bipolar spectrum disorder affects both men and women; and often signs of the disorder began to surface between the ages 15 — 25. Bipolar spectrum disorder, most times referred to as manic-depression, is characterized by bouts of mania or hypomania alternating between episodes of depression. These bouts or "mood swings" between mania and depression can happen rather quickly and are typically very intense; there is also a high risk of suicide. A major challenge...

Word of the Day
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).