- New research reaffirms that bipolar teens are at high risk of developing drug problems as they age.
- Bipolar and depression patients may be susceptible to unhealthy weight gain when put under stress.
- Getting straight A's may be a potential feature of bipolar disorder.
- Walgreens launched a mental health platform that connects people to free screenings and facilitates follow-up treatment through local providers.
- Lithium, the oldest form of treatment for bipolar disorder, remains the most effective for reducing self-harm.
- Researchers suggest there is a direct and strong link between schizophrenic men and high levels of Candida albicans antibody activity.
- Caregivers struggle with support services, while finding themselves both stigmatized and excluded from their loved one’s treatment plan.
- In the Netherlands, 70 percent of the psychiatric patients who received assistance for their suicide were women.
- New research suggests child maltreatment could impact the neurobiological processes in bipolar disorder.
- New information casts doubt on research supporting seasonal modifiers of major depression.
- Some people who are at high risk for bipolar disorder show a naturally occurring rewiring of their brain to compensate for inherited abnormalities.
- A biological test for bipolar I disorder could greatly aid clinicians in making correct diagnoses.
Bipolar disorder or bipolar affective disorder, historically known as manic–depressive disorder, is a psychiatric diagnosis that describes a category of mood disorders defined by the presence of one or more episodes of abnormally elevated energy levels, cognition, and mood with or without one or more depressive episodes. The elevated moods are clinically referred to as mania or, if milder, hypomania.