Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder may be linked to Parkinson's disease
May 22, 2019
People who have bipolar disorder may be more likely to later develop Parkinson's disease than people who do not have bipolar disorder, according at a study published in the May 22, 2019, online issue of ®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
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Brain researchers seek 'fingerprints' of severe mental diseases
May 13, 2019
Researchers from McLean Hospital and Yale University have published findings of their study of large-scale systems in the brain, findings that could improve understanding of the symptoms and causes of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, and other mental illnesses. Their paper, "Functiona...
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Hotspot in the genome may drive psychosis in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
May 3, 2019
A newly identified epigenetic hotspot for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder may give scientists a fresh path forward for devising more effective treatments and biomarker-based screening strategies.
More than 100 million people worldwide have either schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, ...
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Researchers identify 20 novel gene associations with bipolar disorder
May 1, 2019
In the largest study of its kind, involving more than 50,000 subjects in 14 countries, researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and more than 200 collaborating institutions have identified 20 new genetic associations with one of the most prevalent and elusive mental illnesses of...
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How does Zoloft affect bipolar disorder?
March 4, 2019
Zoloft is a drug doctors sometimes use for the treatment of bipolar disorder, alongside others. Some side effects include nausea, diarrhea, and indigestion. Learn more about Zoloft and bipolar here.
What counts as bipolar disorder?
March 1, 2019
To receive a bipolar disorder diagnosis, a person must have a manic episode, a depressive episode, or both. Specific types have specific diagnostic criteria. Learn more about bipolar diagnosis here.
What to know about bipolar disorder and sex
March 1, 2019
Many people with bipolar disorder find that some symptoms can lead to risky sexual behavior and difficulties in relationships. Here, learn about management strategies and more.
What are the treatments for bipolar depression?
March 1, 2019
People with bipolar disorder can experience episodes of depression. They can manage these symptoms with medication, therapy, and other treatments. Learn more here.
Things to remember when a parent has bipolar disorder
February 20, 2019
Having a parent with bipolar disorder can pose challenges, such as recognizing when they are experiencing a manic or depressive episode. Learn more about dealing with a parent with bipolar disorder here.
How to spot bipolar symptoms in yourself
February 15, 2019
Symptoms of bipolar disorder include periods of mania and depression. Learn more about the potential signs of bipolar disorder, and when to see a doctor for a diagnosis, here.
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