Uric Acid a Potential Predictor of Bipolar Disorder Uric Acid a Potential Predictor of Bipolar Disorder

Depressed patients with higher serum uric acid levels have a significantly higher risk for future conversion to bipolar disorder, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News
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Authors: Karpov B, Joffe G, Aaltonen K, Oksanen J, Suominen K, Melartin T, Baryshnikov I, Koivisto M, Heikkinen M, Isometsä ET Abstract BACKGROUND: Poor adherence to psychiatric treatment is a common clinical problem, leading to unfavourable treatment outcome and increased healthcare costs. AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the self-reported adherence and attitudes to outpatient visits and pharmacotherapy in specialized care psychiatric patients. METHODS: Within the Helsinki University Psychiatric Consortium (HUPC) pilot study, in- and outpatients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disor...
Source: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Nord J Psychiatry Source Type: research
Authors: Rosenblat JD, Simon GE, Sachs GS, Deetz I, Doederlein A, DePeralta D, Dean MM, McIntyre RS Abstract Objective: To identify patient-reported factors that influence medication treatment decisions among individuals with bipolar and unipolar depression. Methods: The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) conducted an online survey February 2016 to April 2016 asking participants about factors that influence treatment decisions (eg, starting and stopping specific medications). Results: In total, 896 participants completed the survey (49.9% unipolar depression [n = 447] and 50.1% bipolar depressio...
Source: The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders - Category: Primary Care Tags: Prim Care Companion CNS Disord Source Type: research
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have suggested that the unaffected siblings of patients with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) experience deficits in attention, impulsivity control, and behavior inhibition, which are associated with health-risk ...
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Source: Journal of Personality - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Special Issue Manuscript Source Type: research
ConclusionsStaging is a useful model to determine illness progression in longitudinal life chart data. Variables influencing transition rates were successfully identified.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Bipolar Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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  It’s often claimed (and not without good reason) that we are addicted to technology, from the tiny screens of our phones and the temptations of social media to the progressively bigger screens of that multi-generational babysitter: our televisions. But is it actually true that we have such an addiction? This episode looks at the effects of technology on our personal and social lives. You’ll hear about how technology is a double-edged sword, making our lives easier and more complicated at the same time. Most importantly, you’ll learn how to form and maintain a healthy balance in your relationship...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: General Technology The Psych Central Show Gabe Howard Vincent M. Wales Source Type: blogs
AbstractBipolar spectrum and unipolar depressive disorders have been associated with distinct and opposite profiles of reward ‐related neural activity. These opposite profiles may reflect a differential preexisting vulnerability for both types of disorders. In support, recent ERP studies find that, following reward feedback, a larger reward positivity (RewP) is associated with greater vulnerability for bipolar spectrum d isorders, whereas a smaller RewP is associated with greater vulnerability for depression. However, prior studies have investigated only immediate rewards and have not examined dimensions of both bipolar ...
Source: Psychophysiology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
ConclusionLesser response in dorsal midline areas might reflect familial risk related abnormalities during down regulation of emotional reactivity through reappraisal.
Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 12 November 2018Source: European Journal of Obstetrics &Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Brendan P. McDonnell, Sheila Keogan, Luke Clancy, Carmen ReganAbstractObjectiveMaternal cigarette smoking is a recognised risk factor for maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality and remains a significant problem in the Irish maternity system. Approximately 11% of Irish women will continue to smoke in pregnancy, despite awareness of the negative impact on their pregnancy. Although recommendations exist for the management of pregnant smokers, information on the antenatal care of Iris...
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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