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Predicting Bipolar Disease In Adolescents With MRI
2012-12-18 08:24:29

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the Black Dog Institute in Sydney, Australia, have discovered that brain imaging could help determine the risk of developing bipolar disorder in adolescents. In particular, the study showed that younger people who are at risk for developing bipolar disorder react less often to facial emotions. The researchers found that the imaging showed clear and measurable...

2012-12-14 08:24:42

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and BARCELONA, Spain, Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALXA) and Grupo Ferrer Internacional, S.A., today announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) adopted a positive opinion recommending that ADASUVE (Staccato loxapine) be granted European Union (EU) centralized marketing authorization. The CHMP recommends that ADASUVE be authorized in the EU for the rapid control of...

2012-12-11 21:49:30

Persistent unemployment, disability leads to significant public health burden Unemployment poses a significant burden on the public no matter what the cause. But for those who have been diagnosed with a psychiatric illness, chronic unemployment is often coupled with significant health care costs. A Rhode Island Hospital study compared unemployment rates among those with various psychiatric disorders, and found that borderline personality disorder is associated with as much unemployment as...

2012-12-03 12:25:48

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Six-time Oscar nominated, Emmy, Golden Globe and Tony Award winning actress Glenn Close will be honored with the AGA Leadership Award for her philanthropic endeavors at the second annual American Giving Awards (AGAs) presented by Chase. Hosted by Joel McHale (NBC's "Community," "The Soup"), the AGAs will air on Saturday, December 8 (8-10 p.m. ET) on NBC from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, CA. (Photo:...

2012-11-14 12:23:32

WIXOM, Mich., Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Detroit Public Television (DPTV) has received pre-production funding for the creation of "Ride The Tiger: Entrepreneurs and Bipolar Disorder" (w/t), a ground-breaking public television documentary that seeks to explore the dynamics of bipolar disorder in combination with success in business leadership. Ride the Tiger will introduce viewers to high-profile entrepreneurs who have risen to the top despite - or perhaps because of - their bipolar...

2012-11-02 19:22:40

SAN DIEGO and DEL MAR, Calif., Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF) is pleased to announce the acquisition of the National Bipolar Foundation (NBF). NBF was founded by F. Marc Kullman in 2005. After being diagnosed in 1997 with Bipolar Disorder, he was determined to become a spokesperson for the disease, with hopes of eradicating the stigma associated with the illness. Soon to follow was his notoriety for his "Just Today" painting, which depicts...

2012-10-19 17:11:22

UCLA researchers test proposed criteria for diagnosing 'hypersexual disorder' The idea that an individual might suffer from a sexual addiction is great fodder for radio talk shows, comedians and late night TV. But a sex addiction is no laughing matter. Relationships are destroyed, jobs are lost, lives ruined. Yet psychiatrists have been reluctant to accept the idea of out-of-control sexual behavior as a mental health disorder because of the lack of scientific evidence. Now a UCLA-led...

2012-10-19 04:02:27

Panic and anxiety disorders affect millions of Americans each and every day. In fact, the number of people diagnosed with panic and anxiety disorders has steadily increased over the last several years. Pacific Palisades, CA (PRWEB) October 18, 2012 Panic and anxiety disorders affect millions of Americans each and every day. In fact, the number of people diagnosed with panic and anxiety disorders has steadily increased over the last several years. In direct response to this troubling trend,...

2012-10-16 10:52:58

People in creative professions are treated more often for mental illness than the general population, there being a particularly salient connection between writing and schizophrenia. This according to researchers at Karolinska Institutet, whose large-scale Swedish registry study is the most comprehensive ever in its field. Last year, the team showed that artists and scientists were more common amongst families where bipolar disorder and schizophrenia is present, compared to the population...

2012-10-15 14:35:17

A new genetic study in Biological Psychiatry One of the biggest challenges in psychiatric genetics has been to replicate findings across large studies. Scientists at King's College London, Institute of Psychiatry have now performed one of the largest ever genetic replication studies of bipolar affective disorder, with 28,000 subjects recruited from 36 different research centers. Their findings provide compelling evidence that the chromosome 3p21.1 locus contains a common genetic risk...