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Stem Cell Research Offers New Hope For Unlocking The Secrets Of Bipolar Disorder

New stem cell lines developed from the skin of adults living with bipolar disorder are providing researchers at the University of Michigan Health System an unprecedented opportunity to delve into the genetic and biological underpinnings of the devastating mood disorder. Scientists will be able to link new findings – such as how gene expression is […]

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Extreme Morning Sickness Could Lead To Lifelong Emotional And Behavioral Disorders In Children, Such As Depression And Bipolar Disorder

An extreme form of pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting known as hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) takes a heavy toll on thousands of women each year and can lead to hospitalization and pregnancy termination. But new research suggests pregnant women are not the only victims. A joint study by UCLA and the University of Southern California has found […]

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Major Brain Similarities Found In Bipolar Disorder And Schizophrenia

Researchers from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and Beaumont Hospital have conducted a study which has found striking brain similarities in bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. The research has also pinpointed for the first time that a process which controls how information is transmitted from neuron to neuron in the brain is altered […]

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Extreme Or Inappropriate Positive Emotions Are Common In Bipolar Disorder – Even When Not Manic

Positive emotions like joy and compassion are good for your mental and physical health, and help foster creativity and friendship. But people with bipolar disorder seem to have too much of a good thing. In a new article to be published in the August issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal of the […]

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New Brain Study Reveals Current Understandings Of Postpartum Depression May Be Wrong

A new study published this week provides evidence that the way doctors currently think of postpartum depression may be incorrect. The research was published this week in the scholarly journal, Archives of Women’s Mental Health – a premiere, peer reviewed, scientific journal dedicated to understanding mood and anxiety disorders specific to women.

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Researchers Seek Patients With Bipolar Disorder For Randomized Trial Of Two Popular Medications

Patients with bipolar disorder may be eligible for a new clinical research study comparing two medications – quetiapine (Seroquel), a widely prescribed second-generation antipsychotic mood-stabilizing medication, and lithium, the gold-standard mood stabilizer. The research is funded by a $10 million grant from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research Quality (AHRQ).

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S. Lee Hong from Indiana University

Postural Control Problems May Be A Core Feature Of Bipolar Disorder

A new study by motor control and psychology researchers at Indiana University suggests that postural control problems may be a core feature of bipolar disorder, not just a random symptom, and can provide insights both into areas of the brain affected by the psychiatric disorder and new potential targets for treatment. The study, “Postural control […]

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Group Therapy May Help The Course Of Bipolar Disorder

In the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, a randomized controlled trial indicates that group therapy may affect the course of bipolar disorder. This study evaluated the effectiveness of adjunctive cognitive behavioral group therapy (CBGT) to prevent recurrence of episodes in 50 euthymic patients with bipolar disorder, types I and II. Patients were followed up […]

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