Bipolar features in major depressive disorder: results from the Iranian mental health survey (IranMHS) - Amin-Esmaeili M, Motevalian A, Rahimi-Movaghar A, Hajebi A, Sharifi V, Mojtabai R, Gudarzi SS.
The objectives of this study are to determine the prevalence of bipolar featu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Breakthrough sensor to help people with bipolar disorder monitor lithium levels
(University of Surrey) Patients living with bipolar disorder and depression will soon be able to use a unique wearable sensor to safely monitor their lithium drug levels. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

10 Questions and Answers to Help Prevent Suicide
Suicide is tremendously hard to talk about. It can be especially overwhelming for people without mental health training. Yet friends and family are often the first to learn that a loved one is having suicidal thoughts. As therapists, we can do more to help someone in crisis. Underestimating this need is a terrible mistake. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for 10 to 34-year-olds, says the National Institute of Mental Health.   We can help people learn safe, helpful ways to respond to those whose suffering is so great, they see no other way out. Here are 10 questions and answers about talking with someone wh...
Source: Psych Central - August 27, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Robyn Brickel, MA, LMFT Tags: Depression Suicide Suicide Prevention Source Type: news

Is suicide risk a predictor of diagnosis conversion to bipolar disorder? - Cardoso TA, Mondin TC, Azevedo LB, Toralles LMD, de Mattos Souza LD.
To assess predictors of the diagnosis of bipolar disorder is important since it is known that the early diagnosis is associated with a better response to the treatment. Thus, the aim of this systematic review is to assess the role of the suicide risk in th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

FDA wants Pavmed to re-submit for CarpX carpal tunnel device
The FDA group reviewing the 510(k) application for Pavmed‘s (NSDQ:PAVM) CarpX device wants the company to resubmit the application. The FDA told the company that it had not reached a consensus within the review period set by the agency’s rules. To extend the review process, the FDA recommended that Pavmed resubmit the application. In a filing with the SEC, Pavmed said it initiated the submission this week and hopes to land a pre-submission meeting in the next 45 days. The company’s minimally-invasive CarpX device is designed to treat carpal tunnel syndrome. The device enables a physician to relieve c...
Source: Mass Device - August 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pain Management Regulatory/Compliance Pavmed Source Type: news

Delayed hemodynamic responses associated with a history of suicide attempts in bipolar disorder: a multichannel near-infrared spectroscopy study - Hirose T, Tsujii N, Mikawa W, Shirakawa O.
Bipolar disorder (BD) is associated with a high risk of suicide compared with other psychiatric disorders. Recent studies using near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) reported frontotemporal functional abnormalities in BD. However, it remains unclear whether NI... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

SPECT shows causes of accelerated brain aging
Abusing marijuana can add years to your brain's age. And so can bipolar disorder,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI: SPECT shows brain changes in football players SPECT links omega-3 with Alzheimer's prevention SPECT finds low cerebral blood flow in NFL players SPECT advocate Amen calls for modality's use in psychiatry SPECT may detect addictive behavior (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 22, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Glenn Close: Changing minds about mental illness
Actress Glenn Close has taken on a new role - hoping to help de-stigmatize mental illness. That's because mental illness runs in her own family. (Her nephew, Calen, has schizophrenia; and her sister Jessie, after a lifetime of struggles, has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.) Glenn and Jessie have since started a foundation, Bring Change to Mind, to encourage communication around mental health. Tracy Smith reports. (Originally broadcast March 18, 2018.) (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Integrative management of bipolar disorder: Using amino acids and omega-3s to naturally treat mental illness
(Natural News) Using amino acids and omega-3 fatty acids can help in the management of bipolar disorder, according to an article published on the website PsychologyToday.com. In the article, it was suggested that taking the amino acid L-tryptophan at the dose between two to three grams (g) every day or 25 to 100 milligrams (mg)... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is a Haywire Body Clock Tied to Mood Disorders?
Research published earlier this year linked disruptions in the body clock (circadian rhythms) with an increased risk of mood issues such as depression and bipolar disorders. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What's the difference between bipolar I and bipolar II?
Bipolar I and II are types of bipolar disorder that involve manic and depressive episodes. A person with bipolar II may experience hypomania, which is less severe than the manic episodes that occur in bipolar I. Learn more about the differences between these conditions here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

Aggression among 216 patients with a first-psychotic episode of bipolar I disorder - Khalsa HK, Baldessarini RJ, Tohen M, Salvatore P.
BACKGROUND: Aggression by patients with bipolar I disorder (BD-I) is not uncommon. Identifying potential risk factors early in the illness-course should inform clinical management and reduce risk. METHODS: In a study sample of 216 initially hospita... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Vaginal Rejuvenation Manufacturers Land in Hot Water with FDA
 Back in February, MD+DI got the low down from an obstetrics and gynecologist specialist in Lubbock, TX on a new vaginal rejuvenation device that her patients have been raving about.  Now it seems the manufacturer of that particular device, along with other companies selling laser- or energy-based devices for vaginal rejuvenation failed to get FDA's blessing. "We've recently become aware of a growing number of manufacturers marketing 'vaginal rejuvenation' devices to women and claiming these procedures will treat conditions and symptoms related to menopause, urinary incontinence, or...
Source: MDDI - August 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

LTD Insurer Wrongfully Applied Pre-Existing Condition Exclusion, Insured Says
NEW YORK - A disability insurer wrongfully denied a claim for long-term disability (LTD) benefits based on the plan's pre-existing condition exclusion because the claimant's diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder during the 90-day period prior to becoming insured was not a misdiagnosis of the claimant's later diagnosis of bipolar disorder, the condition for which LTD benefits were sought, the claimant says in a July 2 complaint filed in New York federal court (Aaron Slavutin v. Standard Insurance Co., No. 18-5994, S.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - August 14, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Herpesvirus may lead to bipolar, depression
New research finds the herpesvirus HHV-6 in the brain cells of people who lived with severe depression, bipolar disorder, or both. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Brain Evolution May Play Role in Mental Illnesses
Illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder may be the result of changes in the human brain that took place during evolution, new research suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Evolution of the Human Brain to Blame for Some Mental Disorders?
THURSDAY, Aug. 9, 2018 -- Evolutionary changes in the human brain may be responsible for psychiatric illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, new research suggests. The researchers identified long, noncoding stretches of DNA (called... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Bipolar Disorder & Finding the Right Psychiatrist
Finding the right psychiatrist is a difficult task. For me it took almost 10 years and three different doctors. It seems like finding a doctor would be a simple thing, however it’s very personal and you are putting yourself in a vulnerable position when you speak with a psychiatrist. By the time you get to a psychiatrist you have either spoken with your primary care doctor or a therapist who have referred you to go see the psychiatrist. So, you have already told someone your secret of not feeling well mentally and the fact that you feel like you need some help. Most people go to see a psychiatrist reluctantly. When...
Source: Psych Central - August 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tosha Maaks Tags: Bipolar General Personal Stories Psychiatry Psychotherapy Bipolar Disorder Psychiatrist Therapeutic Relationship Source Type: news

Bipolar disorder may be a side-effect of a nutritional deficiency - correcting your diet can help beat it
(Natural News) Bipolar disorder, also referred to as “manic depression,” is a brain disorder that affects millions of people. For many, bipolar disorder can be hard to cope with — but research has shown that nutritional supplements can help keep symptoms under control, naturally. Scientists believe that people genetically predisposed to bipolar may be susceptible... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What We Know About the Effect of Psychotropic Drugs on Migrant Kids
A federal judge on Monday ruled that the government must obtain parental or guardian consent before administering psychotropic drugs—those that can affect the brain or behavior—to migrant children in its care. But plenty of questions still remain about what these drugs do to young brains in the first place. “The benefits or risks of psychotropic medications to brain development are only beginning to be evaluated,” says Dr. Manpreet Singh, director of the Pediatric Mood Disorders Program at Stanford University. “We haven’t actually looked, directly and in systematic ways, at the effects o...
Source: TIME: Health - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Diagnosing Depression By Blood Biomarkers: A Viable Approach?
Findings from a new study demonstrate that 4 biomarkers were able to accurately and reliably distinguish among patients with major depression, bipolar depression, and healthy controls. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Modelling suicide in bipolar disorders: limitations and opportunities - Smith KA, Cipriani A, Hawton KE.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Discuss religion, spirituality when treating young adults with severe mental illness
(Baylor University) A majority of young adults with severe mental illness -- bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or major depression -- consider religion and spirituality relevant to their mental health, according to a new study from Baylor University's Diana R. Garland School of Social Work. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Identification and quantification of thujone in a case of poisoning due to repeated ingestion of an infusion of Artemisia vulgaris l - Di Lorenzo C, Ferretti F, Moro E, Ceschi A, Colombo F, Frigerio G, L üde S, Restani P.
Plants of the Artemisia genus are used worldwide as ingredients of botanical preparations. This paper describes the case of a 49-year-old man admitted to the emergency room at a Zurich hospital in a manic state after the ingestion of 1 L of an infusion of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Dimensional and categorical correlates of substance use disorders among Canadian adolescents with bipolar disorder - Scavone A, Timmins V, Collins J, Swampillai B, Fonseka TM, Newton D, Naiberg M, Mitchell R, Ko A, Shapiro J, Collinger K, Boulos C, Goldstein BI.
OBJECTIVES: Despite increasing evidence of excessive substance use disorder (SUD) prevalence among adolescents with bipolar disorder (BP), little is known about this topic among Canadian adolescents with BP. We therefore sought to examine the clinical char... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Novel intervention for anxiety symptoms among people with bipolar disorder
(Lancaster University) Psychologists at Lancaster University have devised a novel psychological intervention to address anxiety in bipolar disorder (AIBD).Anxiety is common in bipolar disorder (BD) and associated with worse clinical outcomes including increased suicidality. Despite effective psychological treatments for anxiety, research into treating anxiety in BD is underdeveloped. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Violent criminal behavior in the context of bipolar disorder: systematic review and meta-analysis - Verdolini N, Pacchiarotti I, K öhler CA, Reinares M, Samalin L, Colom F, Tortorella A, Stubbs B, Carvalho AF, Vieta E, Murru A.
BACKGROUND: Despite the potential importance of understanding violent criminal behavior (VCB) in individuals suffering from bipolar disorder (BD), previous findings are conflicting. The aims of the present study are to clarify the association of VCB and BD... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

How Beef Jerky Might Affect the Risk of Mania
Scientists are learning that certain foods — either because of their natural ingredients or because of added chemicals — can have significant effects on health. One way in which food can exert this influence health is through inflammation, which is triggered by the immune system and may have an impact on the risk of developing a number of chronic conditions. Plenty of foods contribute to inflammation, from sugar to saturated fat. But in a new study, cured meats are under scrutiny. They usually contain nitrates, a group of chemicals used as a preservative to cure meats like jerky, meat sticks and hot dogs, and...
Source: TIME: Health - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could beef jerky contribute to manic episodes?
Researchers have found that beef jerky and other processed meats may play a role in triggering manic episodes. But why would that happen? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

Nitrate-Cured Meats Linked to Manic Episodes
(MedPage Today) -- Meat sticks, jerky showed biggest association (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - July 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Processed meats may increase the risk of manic personality episodes
While salami and prosciutto were not linked to mania, cured 'meat sticks' were linked to an increased chance of hospitalisation for having a manic episode. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beef jerky and other processed meats associated with manic episodes
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) An analysis of more than 1,000 people with and without psychiatric disorders has shown that nitrates--chemicals used to cure meats such as beef jerky, salami, hot dogs and other processed meat snacks--may contribute to mania, an abnormal mood state. Mania is characterized by hyperactivity, euphoria and insomnia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

National Network of Indian Depression Centers partners with US Depression Centers Network
(Loyola University Health System) The National Network of Depression Centers (NNDC) has joined forces with the National Network of Depression Centers India (NNDC- I) to help people who suffer from depression, bipolar disorder and other mood disorders in India. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medtronic wins expanded FDA nod for SelectSure pacing leads
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today it won expanded FDA labeling for its SelectSecure MRI SureScan model 3830 cardiac pacing leads, now approved for His-bundle pacing. The Fridley, Minn.-based company said its bipolar, steroid-eluting SelectSecure leads are designed to be attached to a single or dual chamber pace maker and are now approved for pacing and sensing in the atrium, right ventricle or at the bund of HIS as an alternative to right ventricular placing. Medtronic said it also offers a C315HIS deliver catheter for placing leads at or near the His bundle. “There is growing interest among some physicians in His...
Source: Mass Device - July 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Medtronic Source Type: news

What Can Be Done to Reduce the Risk of Suicide
Suicide rates are high and have only been increasing over the years. Over 800,000 people die all over the world by suicide each year. A proportion of the suicides are murder suicides resulting in additional loss of life. Attempts at suicide occur more frequently and we have about one million suicide attempts occurring each year. Suicide is a heart-breaking problem that is growing and needs to be addressed in as many ways as is possible. Understanding the risk factors, knowing the warning signs and what to do about them, is a crucial step. The more the awareness the greater the impact on suicide prevention. Risk Factors f...
Source: Psych Central - July 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Suma Chand, PhD Tags: Depression General Suicide Source Type: news

Dual-spindle formation in zygotes keeps parental genomes apart in early mammalian embryos
At the beginning of mammalian life, the genetic material from each parent meets when the fertilized egg divides. It was previously thought that a single microtubule spindle is responsible for spatially combining the two genomes and then segregating them to create the two-cell embryo. We used light-sheet microscopy to show that two bipolar spindles form in the zygote and then independently congress the maternal and paternal genomes. These two spindles aligned their poles before anaphase but kept the parental genomes apart during the first cleavage. This spindle assembly mechanism provides a potential rationale for erroneous...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Reichmann, J., Nijmeijer, B., Hossain, M. J., Eguren, M., Schneider, I., Politi, A. Z., Roberti, M. J., Hufnagel, L., Hiiragi, T., Ellenberg, J. Tags: Cell Biology, Development reports Source Type: news

Trauma exposure interacts with the genetic risk of bipolar disorder in alcohol misuse of US soldiers - Polimanti R, Kaufman J, Zhao H, Kranzler HR, Ursano RJ, Kessler RC, Stein MB, Gelernter J.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether trauma exposure moderates the genetic correlation between substance use disorders and psychiatric disorders, we tested whether trauma exposure modifies the association of genetic risks for mental disorders with alcohol mis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

My Struggle with Bipolar Disorder
I find that I often have very typical symptoms of bipolar disorder when I read articles about what others have experienced. Like for instance, even though I have been married since I was 19, I still have had moments of hypersexuality. I actually worked for a while in a strip club when I first lost weight after bariatric surgery. I always loved the idea of working in a club and loved the nightlife and it seemed like the thing to do at the time. I loved the attention I was getting from men and I believed I was fulfilling something within me. It turned ugly though after I tried for a place as a body shot girl and was passed ...
Source: Psych Central - July 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tosha Maaks Tags: Bipolar Personal Stories Suicide Source Type: news

First, We Need To Talk: Mental Healthcare In The MENA Region
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) face daunting challenges in managing a growing burden of mental illness, often in adverse conditions that can leave their imprint on generations to come.While the burden of mental-health conditions is above the global average in most MENA countries, the human resources, policies, funding and infrastructure to deal with these problems are sorely lacking.According to a recent study led by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), mental disorders excluding substance abuse accounted for 4.7% of all disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) in the World Health Organization &rs...
Source: EyeForPharma - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

Antiepileptic drugs and suicide-related outcomes in bipolar disorder: a descriptive review of published data - Caley CF, Perriello E, Golden J.
INTRODUCTION: In January 2008 the US Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to healthcare professionals about the potential for an increased risk of suicidal thinking and behavior associated with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). Given that AEDs are impor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Scope and characteristics of suicide attempts among manic patients with bipolar disorder - Swartz-Vanetik M, Zeevin M, Barak Y.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is often associated with depression in patients suffering from bipolar disorder (BD) and less is known about its relation to mania. Available data suggest that patients in the manic phase of BD may be at risk of suicide. AIM: We... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

5 Myths about Bipolar Disorder That Boost Stigma
When therapist Colleen King was 19 years old, a psychiatrist told her that because of her family history—her father and brother having bipolar disorder—she shouldn’t have children. Today, King’s clients regularly tell her that people have told them they shouldn’t or can’t have loving relationships. Sadly, these are just two of the many myths about bipolar disorder. Myths that needlessly boost stigma, and, as King noted, deny individuals with bipolar disorder love and connection. Bipolar disorder is a difficult illness, which can create challenges. But kids and healthy, happy relationship...
Source: Psych Central - July 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Bipolar Disorders Family General Relationships & Love Self-Help Stigma bipolar disorder and relationships bipolar disorder stereotypes bipolar disorder stigma mania Manic Symptoms Mental Health Stigma myths about bipolar disorder Source Type: news

Psychiatric disorders share an underlying genetic basis
In a new study, researchers explore the biological and genetic connections between schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other disorders of the brain. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 27, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Schizotypal personality traits and social cognition are associated with childhood trauma exposure - Quid é Y, Cohen-Woods S, O'Reilly N, Carr VJ, Elzinga BM, Green MJ.
OBJECTIVES: Childhood trauma is a common risk factor for adult psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia (SZ) and bipolar-I disorder (BD). However, its association with schizotypal personality traits, as well as cognitive and social cognitive abilities,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Unipolar politics and global peace: a structural explanation of the globalizing jihad - Ibrahimi SY.
Following the end of the cold war, the international system transformed from a bipolar to a unipolar system. Unipolarity is not peaceful. It has contributed to the generation of conflict-producing mechanisms and nonstate actors that have driven sovereign s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Embracing complexity when moving towards an integrated model of suicide for bipolar disorder - Kirtley OJ, O'Connor RC.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Commentary: Frying pan to fire? Commentary on Stringaris et al. (2018) - Carlson GA, Klein DN.
The bipolar disorder diagnosis in prepubertal children became popular because it answered a clinical need to treat the explosive behavior component of irritability and the hope that antimanic strategies would be helpful. Poor definition of episodes resulte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

'Clever genes' may also lead to autism, anorexia and bipolar
Massachusetts Institute of Technology  and Harvard researchers conducted the largest ever investigation into genetic links between 25 brain disorders. They delved into the genomes of one million patients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Same Genes Drive Many Psychiatric Issues
Overall, the current study found, psychiatric disorders shared many of the same underlying genetic factors. Some of the greatest genetic overlap was seen among major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why ARE migraines being treated with a drug linked to birth defects?
Valproate can be a very effective drug for treating epilepsy and bipolar disorder, but it can have serious detrimental effects on a foetus.Yet it remains widely-prescribed... (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news