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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...

2012-10-09 22:46:06

Approximately 14 percent of individuals suffering from depression and other mental health issues in the United States are minorities in underserved communities, yet very few medications or psychosocial interventions have been developed utilizing the participation of these groups. This year, Bowen Chung, M.D. - principal investigator at The Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed) - will change that when two unique studies are initiated: the first...

2012-10-09 07:27:27

National Depression Screening Day® is October 11 Take a screening at www.HelpYourselfHelpOthers.org BOSTON, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent national poll of 1,021 Americans by Anderson Robbins Research on behalf of Screening For Mental Health, Inc., has found that Democrats, Republicans, and Independents are almost equally likely to support a presidential candidate in the event they learned he/she suffered from depression. As the presidential race heats up ahead of...

2012-10-04 14:21:24

NEW YORK, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In Tuesday's health section of The New York Times, "When a Drug Addict Isn't Ready to Accept Help" and "In Business, Nondrinking Can Be a Costly Expense," both articles address the harsh realities of what happens when addiction hits home. Jill Backfield, Ph.D., Executive Director and Director of Clinical Services of New York Center for Living says, "Addiction often co-occurs with problems like depression, anxiety and mood disorders and it is harder for...

2012-10-02 02:26:26

HENDERSON, Nev., Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Burris Institute announced a 90% Reduction in suicidal ideation from six sessions in an eating disorder case study. This is an important number because eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any psychological disorder. There were several other improvements which are also important for recovery. 81% Reduction in depression 90% reduction in hopelessness 90% reduction in anger 80% reduction negative self-talk 80% reduction in...

2012-09-27 06:27:28

DURHAM, N.C., Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroCog Trials, Inc., the leading cognitive services provider for the clinical trials industry, today announced that it received a 2012 Phase II grant from the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), for the validation and commercialization of its Virtual Reality Functional Capacity Assessment Tool (VRFCAT(©)). The VRFCAT is a novel...

2012-09-19 18:20:34

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Winners of the Sentinel for Health Awards for exemplary achievements of television storylines that inform, educate and motivate viewers to make choices for healthier and safer lives were announced at the Writers Guild of America, West in Los Angeles. The NBC drama Law & Order: SVU received first place in the Primetime Drama (major storyline) category for accurately portraying the emotional effects and legalities around childhood sexual abuse....

2012-09-19 23:00:41

According to court documents, on August 3rd, 2012, lead plaintiff Nathanael Rymsza and 6 others filed a lawsuit in St. Clair County Circuit Court (case no. 12-L-403) alleging their children suffered birth defects after the mothers took Depakote during the first trimester of pregnancy. Depakote is a drug, manufactured by Abbott Laboratories, most commonly prescribed for psychiatric conditions like manic depressive disorder (bipolar disorder) and to prevent migraine headaches. Now,...

Bipolar Disorder Manic Gene Discovered
2012-09-02 07:47:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Bonn and the Central Institute of Mental Health (CIMH) in Mannheim claim to have discovered the gene responsible for causing the manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder. The scientists studied patient data and animal models, and were able to determine that the NCAN gene, which is believed to be involved in the modulation of cell adhesion and migration, is responsible for the restlessness,...

2012-08-30 02:25:35

TORONTO, Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Transition Therapeutics Inc. ("Transition" or the "Company") (TSX:TTH) (NASDAQ:TTHI) today announced that its licensing partner, Elan Corporation, plc ("Elan") has commenced a Phase 2, placebo-controlled, safety and efficacy study of oral ELND005 as an adjunctive maintenance treatment in patients with Bipolar I Disorder (BPD 1) to delay the time to occurrence of mood episodes.  As the first patient has been dosed in this study, Transition will...