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2013-10-17 23:00:25

Author Gives Hope and Help to Bipolar Individuals and Their Families in ‘Bipolar Battle Plan’ Raleigh, N.C. (PRWEB) October 18, 2013 According to the National Institute for Mental Health, approximately 5.7 million adults suffer from bipolar disorder in the United States. Author and engineer Troy Gillem, diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1993, has had many ups and downs over the years, but after a particularly dark time in his life, he decided he needed a plan of attack. The result...

2013-10-07 13:47:34

This press release is in support of a presentation by Professor Michael Berk on Monday Oct. 7 at the 26th ECNP Congress in Barcelona, Spain Improved understanding of the roles of inflammation and oxidative stress in psychiatric disorders has generated new leads in the search for novel therapies. One such investigative compound currently in clinical trials is an amino acid, N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC), which appears to reduce the core symptoms of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression,...

2013-10-02 13:04:29

Reports new study in Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry A study published in the October 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry found that approximately one in three teens with bipolar disorder developed substance abuse, for the first time, during 4 years of follow-up. The study also identified several risk factors that predicted who among these teens was most likely to develop substance abuse. Using data from...

2013-10-02 10:45:23

A study published today in the American Journal of Psychiatry suggests an association between smoking during pregnancy and increased risk for developing bipolar disorder (BD) in adult children. Researchers at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and the Department of Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, in collaboration with scientists at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, California, evaluated offspring from a large cohort of...

2013-09-26 17:58:45

Lithium in the brain Experiments with neutrons at the Technische Universität München (TUM) show that the antidepressant lithium accumulates more strongly in white matter of the brain than in grey matter. This leads to the conclusion that it works differently from synthetic psychotropic drugs. The tissue samples were examined at the Research Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) with the aim of developing a better understanding of the effects this substance has on the human psyche....


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'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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