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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....

2013-09-17 23:22:16

Author wants to reduce the stigma on mental illness through his new book. New York City (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 An estimated one in four adults suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Author David Fredette is a testament to this statistic, after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1998. David Fredette’s first book, Latent Heat, is a personal poetic novel based on his emotional journey through his first year...

2013-09-10 23:26:47

Sylvia Toy, blogger, vlogger and international video artist/filmmaker, has published Writing While Manic, the first compilation from her bipolar blog, Artist's Life 101, formerly known as Do You Want to Buy My Brain. Since 2007, Sylvia Toy has blogged about growing up and living with Bipolar Disorder I, living as an artist, and aging. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 Sylvia Toy St. Louis began the blog "Do You Want To Buy My Brain" in 2007 as a form of bipolar...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'