Daily Archives: September 12, 2014

Binge eating with Bipolar Disorder likely increases psychiatric issues including suicidal thoughts, anxiety

Bipolar disorder evolves differently in patients who also binge eat, a study by Mayo Clinic, the Lindner Center of HOPE and the University of Minnesota found. Binge eating and obesity often are present among bipolar patients, but the mood disorder … Continue reading

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Mental disorders linked by genetic traits

Researchers have discovered that five major mental disorders may be linked to the same common inherited genetic variations, according to a study published in the journal Nature Genetics. Scientists from the Cross Disorders Group of the Psychiatric Genomic Consortium (PGC) … Continue reading

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Brain scans to diagnosis Bipolar disorder

Scientists say new brain imaging methods that measure blood flow could help diagnose bipolar disorder in its early stages, as well as differentiate it from depression, according to a study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry. Researchers from the … Continue reading

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What is the brain telling us about the diagnosis of Schizophrenia & Bipolar Disorder

We live in the most exciting and unsettling period in the history of psychiatry since Freud started talking about sex in public. On the one hand, the American Psychiatric Association has introduced the fifth iteration of the psychiatric diagnostic manual, … Continue reading

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Neutrons show accumulation of antideressants in brain

Experiments with neutrons at the Technische Universitat Munchen (TUM) show that the antidepressant lithium accumulates more strongly in white matter of the brain than in grey matter. This leads to the conclusion that it works differently from synthetic psychotropic drugs. … Continue reading

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Maternal smoking increases risk to off spring of Bipolar Disorder

A study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry suggests an association between smoking during pregnancy and increased risk for developing bipolar disorder (BD) in adult children. Researchers at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and the Department of Epidemiology … Continue reading

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In teens with Bipolar Disorder predictors of substance abuse identified

A study published in the October 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry found that approximately one in three teens with bipolar disorder developed substance abuse, for the first time, during 4 years … Continue reading

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New genetic risk factor identified for severe psychiatric illness

Investigators at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have discovered a new genetic risk factor for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder called NDST3. The findings are published online in Nature Communications. The study, by a team lead by Todd Lencz, PhD, … Continue reading

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