Latest Bipolar disorder Stories

2013-08-12 14:02:05

Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder share the most common genetic variation The largest genome-wide study of its kind has determined how much five major mental illnesses are traceable to the same common inherited genetic variations. Researchers funded in part by the National Institutes of Health found that the overlap was highest between schizophrenia and bipolar disorder; moderate for bipolar disorder and depression and for ADHD and depression; and low between schizophrenia and autism....

binge eating and bipolar disorder
2013-07-26 09:04:43

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a new study, researchers found bipolar disorder develops differently for people who binge eat. Often, binge eating and obesity accompany bipolar disorder, but researchers have now found the mood disorder functions differently in obese patients who binge eat compared to those who do not. Up to four percent of Americans are estimated to have either bipolar disorder type I or type II, though many go undiagnosed. Slightly fewer than...

2013-07-18 23:20:14

New Book from Joy A. Paz on the Realities of Mental Illness, Alternative Therapies Fountain, CO (PRWEB) July 18, 2013 In the United States, 2.6 percent of the adult population is living with bipolar disorder. An astounding 82.9 percent of these cases are considered severe. In “The Agony and Ecstasy of the Bipolar Mind,” Joy A. Paz chronicles her journey with her husband to live healthily, meaningfully and faithfully despite both having severe bipolar disorder. Blending personal...

2013-07-12 23:26:01

This book is a memoir about the personal triumphs and struggles of someone living with bipolar disorder coupled with ADHD. The book also provides advice and other useful resources. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) July 11, 2013 This book describes one's personal triumphs and struggles with bipolar disorder, coupled with ADHD. While there are several good books and articles about the disorder there is still a great deal left unknown about it, even among the most educated in the field. So it is...

Researchers Link Sleep Deprivation And Anxiety
2013-06-26 16:05:00

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Everyone knows what kind of effect a good night’s sleep can have on mood and new research from the University of California, Berkeley has shown that sleep deprivation can amplify activity in brain regions responsible for anxiety. The researchers’ study, which was recently published in the Journal of Neuroscience, suggests that people who are naturally more anxious are more vulnerable to this effect of inadequate sleep....

Flu Exposure During Pregnancy May Lead to Bipolar Disorder
2013-05-14 11:00:28

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Research has found long-term disorders in adulthood may begin at pregnancy. A National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded study has found pregnant women who come in contact with influenza increase the risk their child will later develop bipolar disorder by fourfold. Other studies have also found that a pregnant woman´s exposure to the flu may lead to the child´s development of schizophrenia. The doctors who conducted...

2013-05-09 23:21:20

Dr. Todd Finnerty says his book on DMDD presents a new perspective on child bipolar which is consistent with the DSM-5 Columbus, OH (PRWEB) May 09, 2013 Psychologist Todd Finnerty, PsyD asks "why did the rate children were being diagnosed with bipolar disorder seem to skyrocket in less than 10 years?" Dr. Finnerty says that the "premature advice in some popular books on bipolar children may have helped contribute to poor diagnostic practices." He says in his new book that a "looser...

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