Causing contrasting episodes of mania and depression bipolar disorder (BD) can be an exhausting illness. BD is a chronic and recurrent mental disorder with a worldwide prevalence of around 0.8%, … Continue Reading Gut microbiota significantly different in patients with bipolar disorder.
Many patients with bipolar disorder, a debilitating mental condition that can take a person from the sluggishness of severe depression to super-human energy levels, are often misdiagnosed as having major … Continue Reading Medicalising, differentiating between major depressive and bipolar disorder.
People with a severe form of schizophrenia have major differences in their brain networks compared to others with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and healthy individuals, a new study from the Centre … Continue Reading Neuroimaging study begins to map alterations in human brain connections for severe schizophrenia.
Researchers from the University of Warwick have found evidence to suggest a significant relationship between cannabis use and the onset and exacerbation of mania symptoms. The researchers carried out a … Continue Reading Lit review finds ‘significant link’ between cannabis use and onset of mania symptoms.
A nano-sized discovery by Northwestern Medicine scientists helps explain how bipolar disorder affects the brain and could one day lead to new drug therapies to treat the mental illness. Scientists … Continue Reading Bipolar Disorder discovery at the nano level for the first time.
A drug being studied as a fast-acting mood-lifter restored pleasure-seeking behaviour independent of, and ahead of, its other antidepressant effects, in a National Institutes of Health trial. Within 40 minutes … Continue Reading Rapid-acting agent restores pleasure-seeking in bipolar neuroimaging trial participants.
Researchers from Harvard University and McLean Hospital have shown that schizophrenia and bipolar disorder both appear to be associated with dendritic spine loss in the brain, suggesting the two distinct … Continue Reading Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder linked with dendritic spine loss in brain.
Johns Hopkins researchers say they have discovered a chemical alteration in a single human gene linked to stress reactions that, if confirmed in larger studies, could give doctors a simple … Continue Reading A blood test for suicide?