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Light Therapy May Help People Suffering From Bipolar Depression

A new study suggested that bipolar depression can be treated with light therapy. Currently, it is used to treat the seasonal affective disorder.

Public Health November 28, 2017

World's First Digital Drug: FDA Approves Pill That Can Track If Patients Swallow It

The FDA recently approved Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co Ltd's Abilify MyCite. The drug is the world's first digital pill that can check if patients are taking their medication or not.

Medicine November 14, 2017

Researchers Pinpoint Brain Area Linked To Bipolar Disorder

Through magnetic resonance imaging and an advanced segmentation approach, researchers discovered decreased volumes of subfields of the hippocampus in subjects with bipolar disorder. The hippocampus controls our memories and emotional behavior.

Neuroscience January 27, 2017

Men To File Lawsuit Over Antipsychotic Drug Risperdal That Caused Them To Grow Breasts

Thousands of men who suffered from the side effects of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal prepare to file a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson. The drug cause boys and men to grow breasts.

Medicine December 14, 2016

Patients With Bipolar Disorder Wait Six Years Before Seeking Treatment

Patients with bipolar disorder already show disruptive and distressing symptoms years before they get proper treatment for their psychiatric condition. What causes the delay in diagnosis?

Neuroscience July 27, 2016

Bipolar Disorder Shares Genetic Roots With Autism, Schizophrenia

Bipolar disorder may share the same genetic roots with other psychiatric conditions such as autism and schizophrenia. Identifying these specific genes could help researchers develop new treatments for bipolar disorder patients.

Neuroscience May 6, 2016

Yeast Infection May Be Linked To High Risk For Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia

Researchers have found that prior yeast infection could be linked to mental illnesses, such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. The connection, however, is not causal in nature.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 5, 2016

Mental Health Drug Aripiprazole May Cause Uncontrollable Urges To Gamble, Shop, Binge Eat And Have Sex: FDA

The FDA has warned of the side effects of the antipsychotic drug aripiprazole (Abilify, Aristada). Taking the medication may cause compulsive behaviors such as binge eating, gambling, compulsive shopping and sex.

Neuroscience May 4, 2016

Bipolar Disorder: Symptoms, Warning Signs, Treatment And Everything You Need To Know

Bipolar disorder is characterized by dramatic episodes of mania and depression. It is estimated that one in every 100 adults is affected.

LIFE March 31, 2016

Your Smartphone Knows When You're Depressed, Can Help Detect Bipolar Disorder

A new study found that smartphone sensors and GPS can help doctors detect mood changes to treat bipolar patients in real-time.

LIFE October 14, 2015

Lithium Is Safe And Effective For Short-Term Treatment Of Children With Bipolar Disorder

In a new study on children with bipolar disorder, almost half of study participants placed on lithium - a long-established medication for the condition in adults - significantly improved their symptoms. Only a fifth of those on placebo achieved the same results.

LIFE October 14, 2015

FDA Greenlights Allergan Drug Vraylar For Schizophrenia And Bipolar Disorder

After enduring 9 weeks of clinical trials, Vraylar was deemed successful enough in treating symptoms of schizophrenia and manic bipolar episodes in adults to earn FDA approval for use.

LIFE September 19, 2015

High IQ Children More Prone To Bipolar Disorder Later In Life

Researchers at the University of Glasgow have discovered a potential link between high intelligence quotient and an increased risk of developing bipolar disorder among children.

LIFE August 19, 2015

Teens Suffering From Depression Should Be Monitored For Heart Disease Say Experts

Scientists have found that depressive mood disorders and bipolar disorders in teens put them at risk of cardiovascular disease. Doctors emphasize that the link between mood disorders and heart disease are well known but generally in adults.

LIFE August 13, 2015

Cats Can Literally Make You Crazy: What To Know About The Cat Parasite Toxoplasma Gondii

Scientists at the Stanley Medical Research Institute found that a parasite called Toxoplasma gondii, found in most cats, can cause mental disorders, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, in humans.

LIFE June 8, 2015

Former Disney Star Demi Lovato Expresses 'Relief' After Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis

Demi Lovato’s got bipolar disorder and she’s using her own story to get others to be more vocal about theirs, sparking more awareness about mental health.

LIFE May 29, 2015

Depression Caused In Part By Fuzzy Thinking - What Is It?

Fuzzy thinking shows up in brain scans and seems to correlate to depression and bipolar disorder. How could this study help affect the future of the treatment of mood disorders?

LIFE May 6, 2015

Breakthrough stem cell study signals hope for bipolar disorder patients

For the first time, stem cells specific to bipolar disorder have been created, offering some insight into the genesis of the condition. Researchers believe the study will pave the way for further investigation, ultimately creating better treatments for the disorder.

LIFE March 26, 2014

Comedians and people with psychotic disorders share common personality traits: Scary or funny?

A new study suggests that comedians can make people laugh because they have personality characteristics often found in people who have psychotic disorders. Does that make comedians funny or scary?

LIFE January 18, 2014

MasterChef runner-up Josh Marks commits suicide

Josh Marks, runner-up of MasterChef Season 3, has been found dead. Authorities believe it was a suicide and his family revealed the chef's battle with mental disorders.

Society October 14, 2013

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