Daily Archives: September 9, 2014

Potential new circuit to target to improve understanding schizophrenia and Bipolar disorder

To answer the seemingly simple question “Have I been here before?” we must use our memories of previous experiences to determine if our current location is familiar or novel. In a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience researchers … Continue reading

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Treatment priorities set in new national research effort

Treatment regimens often evolve without strong scientific evidence of their benefits and drawbacks, particularly in comparison to other drugs or approaches. Now Duke Medicine is participating in a large national initiative aiming to fill in that missing information. In separate … Continue reading

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Resarchers discover two new genetic regions for Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is characterized by dramatic changes in mood, energy and activity levels that impact a person’s ability to carry out everyday tasks. The exact cause of the condition is unknown. But now, researchers are one step closer to finding … Continue reading

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Searching for the foundations of manic-depressive disorder

First on top of the world and then in the depths of despair – this is what the extreme mood changes for people with bipolar disorder are like. Under the direction of scientists from the University of Bonn Hospital, the … Continue reading

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A step closer to improving safety, effectiveness of lithium therapy

Lithium, one of the oldest and most widely used drugs to treat neuropsychiatric illnesses, such as bipolar disorder, has a serious drawback – toxicity. In a continued effort to find a safer form of lithium, researchers at the University of … Continue reading

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mood stabilizing drug coud reduce risk of head and neck cancer

New research suggests that a commonly used mood-stabilizing drug – valproic acid – could help reduce the risk of developing head and neck cancer. The research team, led by Dr. Johann Christoph Brandes of the Atlanta Veterans Medical Center and … Continue reading

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First stem cell model for bipolar disorder could lead to new treatments

It is unclear what causes bipolar disorder – a condition characterized by dramatic changes in mood. But researchers from the University of Michigan Medical School have created the first stem cell model for bipolar disorder, which they say could uncover … Continue reading

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Inspiration linked to Bipolar Disorder risk

Inspiration has been linked with people at risk of developing bipolar disorder for the first time in a study led by Lancaster University. For generations, artists, musicians, poets and writers have described personal experiences of mania and depression, highlighting the … Continue reading

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The psychological processes underlying hereditary trauma

The benefits of incorporating approaches from positive psychology into existing understandings of mental health problems have recently been promoted by several policy development in UK. However, the research in this area is still very limited. The aim of the study … Continue reading

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A new intervention to prove well-being in people with psychiatric disorders

The benefits of incorporating approaches from positive psychology into existing understandings of mental health problems have recently been promoted by several policy development in UK. However, the research in this area is still very limited. The aim of the study … Continue reading

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