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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Publication date: Available online 19 February 2019Source: Journal of Psychiatric ResearchAuthor(s): José Antonio Monreal, Fabrice Duval, Marie-Claude Mokrani, Said Fattah, Diego PalaoSummaryBackgroundA large number of studies suggest that dopaminergic function may be impaired in depressed patients, particularly in bipolar patients. The dopamine D2/D1 agonist apomorphine (APO) can be useful in the evaluation of dopaminergic function. However, most studies show conflicting results in APO test responses when evaluating unipolar and bipolar depressed patients. Thus, the objective of this study was to apply the APO test...
Source: Journal of Psychiatric Research - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn this rural Ethiopian setting, people with SMD experienced high levels of traumatic and stressful events which were associated with co-morbid conditions. Greater attention needs to be given to trauma prevention and integration of treatment for trauma sequelae in efforts to expand integrated mental health care.
Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 February 2019Source: NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Katherine Najera, B. Matthew Fagan, Peter M. ThompsonAbstractSynaptosomal Associated Protein-25 kilodaltons (SNAP-25) is an integral member of the SNARE complex. This complex is essential for calcium-triggered synaptic vesicular fusion and release of neurotransmitters into the synaptic cleft. In addition to neurotransmission, SNAP-25 is associated with insulin release, the regulation of intracellular calcium, and neuroplasticity. Because of SNAP-25's varied and crucial biological roles, the consequences of changes in this protein can be seen ...
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Yongfeng Yang, Shu Liu, Xiaoyan Jiang, Hongyan Yu, Shuang Ding, Yanli Lu, Wenqiang Li, Hongxing Zhang, Bing Liu, Yue Cui, Lingzhong Fan, Tianzi Jiang, Luxian Lv
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Discussion Bipolar disorder (BD) is a chronic, recurrent, affective disorder with fluctuations in energy and mood. “Bipolar disorder, previously known as manic depressive illness, is a severe chronic mood disorder characterized by episodes [note not just one instance] of mania, hypomania, and alternating or intertwining episodes of depression.” Affective disorders are classified based on their severity and extent, from unipolar to BDII to BDI. “Individuals with unipolar disorder present with depressive episodes only, and those with bipolar II or I disorder show increasingly pronounced episodes of mood ele...
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When we hear someone is psychotic, we automatically think of psychopaths and cold-blooded criminals. We automatically think “Oh wow, they’re really crazy!” And we automatically think of plenty of other myths and misconceptions that only further the stigma surrounding psychosis. In other words, the reality is that we get psychosis very wrong. For starters, psychosis consists of hallucinations and/or delusions. “You can have one or both at the same time,” said Devon MacDermott, Ph.D, a psychologist who previously worked in psychiatric hospitals and outpatient centers, treating individuals experi...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Disorders General Schizophrenia Stigma Hallucinations Hearing Voices Psychosis Psychotic Episode serious mental illness Source Type: news
Publication date: March 2019Source: Results in Physics, Volume 12Author(s): Shilpa S. More, Pratiksha A. Patil, Kalyani D. Kadam, Harshada S. Patil, Snehal L. Patil, Aishwarya V. Pawar, Sharon S. Kanapally, Dhanashri V. Desai, Shraddha M. Bodake, Rajanish K. Kamat, Sungjun Kim, Tukaram D. DongaleAbstractThe massively parallel computing capabilities of the human brain can be mimicked with the help of neuromorphic computing approach and this can be achieved by developing the electronic synaptic device. In the present work, we have synthesized gallium-doped ZnO thin films using a cost-effective hydrothermal method and charact...
Source: Results in Physics - Category: Physics Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Antenatal caregiving representations can be assessed with a time-efficient self-report measure that assesses caregiving as a multidimensional construct. Prenatal treatment planning should target individual difficulties in undertaking transformation of the caregiving system. PMID: 30767656 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research
The original article [1] contained two minor errors.
Source: BMC Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Correction Source Type: research
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