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Study finds psychiatric diagnosis to be ‘scientifically meaningless’

July 9, 2019

A new study, published in Psychiatry Research, has concluded that psychiatric diagnoses are scientifically worthless as tools to identify…
Smart materials provide real-time insight into wearers’ emotions

June 28, 2019

Smart wearable technology that changes colour, heats up, squeezes or vibrates as your emotions are heightened has the…
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Researchers find thirty genes for bipolar disorder

May 15, 2019

An International study which the Danish iPSYCH project has contributed to has now brought us one step closer…
Children born to parents with mental disorders face their own psychological challenges

April 4, 2019

Already when they begin school, children born to parents who have at some point been diagnosed with schizophrenia…
Database funded to help researchers understand the effect of bipolar disorder throughout adult life span

February 21, 2019

Not much is known about how bipolar disorder (BD) affects people throughout their lives. Do women and men…
Study shows how specific gene variants may raise bipolar disorder risk

January 18, 2019

A new study by researchers at the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at MIT finds that the…
Autism Risk-Factors Identified in ‘Dark Matter’ of Human Genome

December 17, 2018

Using cutting-edge statistical models to analyze data from nearly 2,000 families with an autistic child, a multi-institute research…
A multi-media Recovery Resource for Bipolar Disorder from the Spectrum Centre

November 26, 2018

Researchers at Lancaster University’s Spectrum Centre have worked with people living with a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder to develop an innovative…
Novel intervention for anxiety symptoms among people with Bipolar Disorder

July 24, 2018

Psychologists at Lancaster University have devised a novel psychological intervention to address Anxiety in Bipolar Disorder (AIBD). Anxiety is common…
Phone app effectively treats mental illness, study shows

May 31, 2018

A smartphone program was just as effective as a clinical intervention in treating people with serious mental illnesses…
Vitamin D blood test may one day speed bipolar diagnosis in kids

April 11, 2018

A blood test may have the potential to speed accurate diagnosis – and proper treatment – of bipolar…
Cannabis linked to bipolar symptoms in young adults

December 1, 2017

Cannabis use in youth is linked to bipolar symptoms in young adults, finds new research by the University…
Risk for bipolar disorder associated with faster ageing

July 27, 2017

The study, published in Neuropsychopharmacology, also shows that bipolar patients treated with lithium – the main medication for the illness…
Parents with Bipolar benefit from self-help tool

May 17, 2017

Online self-management support for parents with Bipolar Disorder leads to improvements in parenting and child behaviour. That is…
Auto pioneer’s family helps U-M turn tragedy into discovery with promise to match donations up to $5M

May 2, 2017

Fifty years ago this spring, entrepreneur Heinz Prechter moved his company to Detroit, to answer car buyers’ fast-growing…
Brain circuits may reveal which young people are likely to commit suicide

February 1, 2017

A new Yale-led study of adolescents and young adults at high risk of taking their own lives —…
Bipolar Disorder: An Issue Whose Time Has Come

November 11, 2016

A new study has found that adolescents suffering from bipolar disorder are more likely to develop substance use…
New clue to how lithium works in the brain

July 8, 2016

Since the 1970s, U.S. doctors have prescribed lithium to treat patients with bipolar disorder. While the drug has…
Yeast Infection Linked to Mental Illness

May 5, 2016

Candida infections also more common among those with memory loss In a study prompted in part by suggestions…
Scientists detect inherited traits tied to sleep, wake, and activity cycles

December 29, 2015

In the first study of its kind, a team of international scientists led by UT Southwestern Medical Center…
Lower availability of omega-3 fatty acids associated with bipolar disorder

November 26, 2015

People with bipolar disorder have lower levels of certain omega-3 fatty acids that cross the blood-brain barrier than…
Brain patterns in ADHD and bipolar disorder

November 10, 2015

Researchers identify unique and shared brain patterns in ADHD and bipolar disorder, which could aid diagnosis and treatment…
The adolescent brain develops differently in bipolar disorder

June 2, 2015

In adolescents with bipolar disorder, key areas of the brain that help regulate emotions develop differently, a new…
Experts call for earlier diagnosis of bipolar disorder

May 21, 2015

Delays in the diagnosis of bipolar disorder, particularly in those with alcohol and substance misuse disorders, could be…
“Fuzzy thinking” in depression & bipolar disorder: New research finds effect is real

May 6, 2015

People with depression or bipolar disorder often feel their thinking ability has gotten “fuzzy”, or less sharp than…
TAU researchers find insulin-like hormone increases lithium sensitivity in patients

April 23, 2015

Rapidly swinging from extremes of joy and energy to sadness, fatigue, and confusion, bipolar disorder (BD) patients feel…
Study identifies biological mechanisms for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression

January 29, 2015

Common psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression share genetic risk factors related to immune…
MRI scan sensitive to metabolic changes reveals brain differences in bipolar disorder

January 6, 2015

Sometimes, a new way of looking at something can bring to light an entirely new perspective. Using a…
People with bipolar disorder are bigger risk-takers

July 12, 2014

Researchers at the Universities of Liverpool and Manchester have discovered that circuits in the brain involved in pursuing…
Researchers closer to improving safety, effectiveness of lithium therapy

March 13, 2014

Lithium salicylate produced steady blood and brain lithium levels up to 48 hours following oral dose, the recent…
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