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Protein produced by PBRM1 gene; Source: UCSC Genome Browser

Same Genes Suspected In Both Depression And Bipolar Illness

Researchers, for the first time, have pinpointed a genetic hotspot that confers risk for both bipolar disorder and depression. People with either of these mood disorders were significantly more likely to have risk versions of genes at this site than healthy controls. One of the genes, which codes for part of a cell’s machinery that […]

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An Overview Of Brain Stimulation Therapies

Brain stimulation therapies have received increased attention as of late. These treatments involve activating or touching the brain directly with electricity, magnets, or implants to treat depression and other disorders. One type of brain stimulation, Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES), was previously detailed in “What is CES?” Part 1 and Part 2. BMED Report even created […]

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The Psychopharmacologic Drugs Advisory Committee Quest To Approve Anti-Psychotic Drugs For Children And Parents Fight To Stop Them

I came across an interesting article in the SF Gate (San Francisco Chronicle) entitled, “Parents fight use of new psych meds for kids.” Public newspaper articles are seldom featured on this website, but I think this an important topic that needs to be discussed more. I am personally troubled with current trends in psychiatry to […]

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Excellent Free Resource: Treatment of Children with Mental Disorders eBook

The National Institutes of Health (NIMH) maintains their steady release of free, evidence-based mental health resources for the general public with their latest ebook, “Treatment of Children with Mental Disorders.” Parents who are faced with child behavior problems and are uncertain what to do may find this publication’s easy-to-read question and answer format to be […]

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Science Daily Research News Update 8-02-09

An all around great update for the Science Daily Research News series with some exiting new research on nicotine dependence rates, high carb diets and heart problems, neuroimaging and dyslexia subtypes, genetic causes of ADHD, potentially dissapointing news with CBT for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, groundbreaking images of synapse formation and its possible implications in […]

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NIH/NIMH Research News Update 7-21-09

The July 21rst edition of the NIH/NIMH Research News Update highlights new information that includes evidence-based prevention of suicide in the military, depression is more strongly related to stress rather than a gene, more on stimulants and sudden death, a brief one-time intervention helps to reduce sexually transmitted diseases in African American males, and the […]

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Excellent Free Resource: “Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens – A Parent’s Guide” E-Book

Children and teens who are diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder often face significant life style adjustments not only for themselves, but for family and friends around them. Medication management, psychological treatments, and other behavioral modifications can be intimidating, frustrating, and difficult to adapt too. The National Institute of Health (NIH) recently released a free evidence based […]

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