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June 26, 2021
by Elizabeth Pratt

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Women With Postpartum Psychosis Show Altered Brain Connectivity

June 26, 2021 08:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

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Women at increased risk of postpartum psychosis show altered connectivity in networks of the brain responsible for planning, organisation and the completion of short and long-term tasks. Currently, there are no biological markers that identify who will develop postpartum psychosis. But researchers from King’s College London have identified altered connectivity in the brain networks of women with postpartum psychosis, which could pave the way for better identifying women at risk of the condition. [More]

June 1, 2021
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Looks Into Why Lithium Doesn't Work For All Bipolar Disorder Patients

June 1, 2021 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that includes depressive and manic episodes. It affects about two per cent of people around the globe. The first line of treatment for bipolar disorder is a drug called lithium. Unfortunately, about 70 per cent of bipolar disorder patients don’t respond to it. A new study looked at whether genes had a role to play in lithium response in bipolar disorder patients. [More]

April 29, 2019
by Elizabeth Pratt

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Growing Up in Poor Neighborhoods Increases Risk of Psychosis-Spectrum Illnesses

April 29, 2019 08:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

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Children who grow up in poor neighbourhoods are at an increased risk of developing a psychosis-spectrum mental illness like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder by the time they reach middle adulthood. Researchers say the finding of the study suggest interventions aimed at improving neighbourhoods and assisting children displaying atypical social characteristics could prevent the conditions from developing. [More]

November 19, 2014
by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.

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Bipolar Mania & Depression: Coping with Bipolar Disorder on the Job and in Relationships

November 19, 2014 04:55 by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.  [About the Author]

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Bipolar Disorder impacts every aspect of a person’s life, including work and relationships, but it is a treatable illness, and recovery is possible. The right support and treatment can make all the difference. People with bipolar disorder can have fulfilling careers and healthy and happy relationships with family and friends. [More]

August 11, 2014
by Dr. DeeAnn Visk

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At the Corner of Mental Health and Genetics

August 11, 2014 04:55 by Dr. DeeAnn Visk  [About the Author]

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Quick: what do bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, autism, and attention-deficient hyper-activity disorder all have in common? A portion of each of them can be attributed to the same genetic mutations (Cross-Disorder Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, 2014). It is not at all surprising that psychiatric disorders can be inherited. What is eye-opening is that the same genetic mutation is implicated in more than one mental illness. [More]

February 9, 2014
by bp (bipolar) Magazine

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Maximizing your time with your psychiatrist

February 9, 2014 04:55 by bp (bipolar) Magazine  [About the Author]

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Many people with bipolar disorder get frustrated because of the fact that they typically get only 15- to 20-minute sessions to talk with their doctor at their scheduled appointment. Does this happen to you? This can lead to feeling rushed when you get to the appointment, as well as feeling worried that you and your doctor can’t make the most of the visits. This post will cover a few of the obstacles you may face when you’re sick and need to get as much as possible from your limited appointment. The more communication and organizational skills you can learn, the more you can get from your appointments. And the more you get from your appointments, the more skills you will have to help you manage the illness between office visits. [More]