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  • Is a Haywire Body Clock Tied to Mood Disorders?

  • Is Evolution of the Human Brain to Blame for Some Mental Disorders?

  • Nitrates in Meat May Be Tied to Mania: Study

  • Nitrates in Meat May Be Tied to Mania: Study

  • Massive Study Finds Same Genes Drive Many Psychiatric Conditions

  • Psychiatric Drug Lithium Tied to Birth Defect Risk

  • Autism, Bipolar and Schizophrenia Share Genetic Similarities

  • FDA OKs First 'Digital Pill' That Lets Doctors Know It's Been Taken

  • Genes May Explain Why Some Don't Respond to Bipolar Drug

  • Daily 'Light Therapy' May Help Some With Bipolar Disorder
    Study found an hour in front of a light box helped ease depressive symptoms

  • Americans More Open About Mental Health Issues, But Stigma Lingers
    Poll found many thought 'personal failings' were part of the cause of some conditions

  • Heart Risks to Fetus From Bipolar Drug May Be Lower Than Thought
    Pregnant women taking lithium should discuss any concerns with doctor, researchers say

  • Chronic Pain Common in Adults With Depression, Anxiety
    Study finds the double whammy is a significant and growing health problem

  • What You Need to Know About Antidepressants
    They work by affecting brain chemicals that regulate mood, FDA explains

  • Just 1 in 5 Mentally Ill Women Gets Cervical Cancer Screenings
    Rates of the disease tend to be higher in this group, researcher says

  • Brain Scans May Shed Light on Bipolar Disorder-Suicide Risk
    Almost half of those with the disorder attempt suicide and up to 20 percent succeed

  • Many With Mental Illness Miss Out on HIV Tests
    Rates of infection up to 15 times higher, yet testing rates similar to those without psychiatric woes, study finds

  • Demi Lovato Wants to Change the Face of Mental Illness
    Pop star's own battle with bipolar disorder helped to inspire new photo campaign that seeks to alter stereotypes

  • Troubled Childhood May Boost Bipolar Risk: Study
    Research review suggests strong link with emotional abuse

  • U.S. Psychiatric Patients Face Long Waits in ERs
    1 in 5 emergency doctors reports waiting at least 2 days for a bed for someone who's mentally ill

  • Are Some Blood Pressure Meds Linked to Depression, Bipolar Risk?
    Researchers add the effect was small, and study did not prove cause and effect

  • Study Links Pot Use to Relapse in Psychosis Patients
    But experts note effect is small, and the research isn't definitive

  • Siblings of Schizophrenia Patients at Greater Risk for Same Diagnosis: Study
    Brothers, sisters of those with bipolar disorder also face higher odds of similar diagnosis, Israeli research suggests

  • Kids With Bipolar Disorder More Likely to Abuse Drugs, Alcohol: Study
    And those who also have conduct disorder seem to face an even greater risk

  • Bipolar Diagnosis May Take Up to 6 Years
    Researcher calls delay a 'lost opportunity' for treatment

  • Bipolar Diagnosis May Take Up to 6 Years
    Researcher calls delay a 'lost opportunity' for treatment

  • Mentally Ill Still Gain Illegal Possession of Guns, Study Shows
    Review of Florida patients finds 2 of 3 violent crime arrests, 1 in 3 suicides shouldn't have included firearms

  • Lithium Beats Newer Meds for Bipolar Disorder, Study Finds
    Lower rates of self-harm, accidental injury seen

  • Depressive Episode May Not Always Follow Mania in Bipolar Disorder
    New study finds anxiety could be a third emotional state highly connected to the condition

  • Even Controlled, Epilepsy May Still Cause Problems for Kids
    Study finds social and educational issues may be a concern as children get older

  • MS Patients May Be Prone to Other Chronic Illnesses, Study Finds
    High blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and depression among common co-existing conditions

  • Study Links Child Abuse, Neglect to Earlier Onset of Bipolar Disorder
    Researchers also found greater risk of suicide and more severe manic and depressive symptoms

  • Brain Wiring Changes Might Help Guard Against Bipolar Disorder
    Researchers find naturally occurring 'rewiring' can forestall the mental illness

  • Certain Antidepressants May Be Linked to Bipolar Disorder: Study
    Patients, doctors should discuss possible risk factors, experts say

  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Play Role in Bipolar Disorder: Study
    Researchers hope to learn whether they can benefit patients with the mental illness

  • Research Gives Clues to Why Some Benefit More From Drug for Bipolar Disorder
    Key brain cell differences could play a role in lithium's effectiveness, researchers say

  • Standby Drug for Adult Bipolar Disorder May Be Safe, Effective in Children
    Study finds lithium can benefit pediatric patients, at least for the short term

  • Vraylar Approved for Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder
    Label warns against use by certain elderly

  • FDA Approves New Drug for Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder
    Vraylar is an atypical antipsychotic taken once a day

  • Brain Scans May Take Guesswork Out of Schizophrenia Treatment
    Goal is to help physicians make better drug choices for psychotic patients

  • Screen Teens With Depression for Heart Disease, Experts Say
    New recommendations note these adolescents not recognized as high-risk group

  • Brains of Teens With Bipolar Disorder Develop Differently: Study
    MRI scans suggest changes in areas that regulate emotions, researchers note

  • Demi Lovato Gets Vocal About Mental Illness
    Diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2011, pop singer is spearheading new awareness campaign

  • First Generic Abilify Approved
    For treatment of bipolar disorder or schizophrenia

  • Parent's Suicide Attempt Makes Child's Much More Likely: Study
    Suicidal behavior appears to run in families, with certain conditions putting kids at higher risk

  • Abnormalities Found in Brains of Young Bipolar Patients Who Try Suicide
    Scans found evidence of less connection between areas that control emotion, motivation and memory

  • Sudden Death of Loved One Can Trigger Mental Health Issues
    Risk of PTSD was greatest threat after a traumatic loss, researchers report

  • Mental Illness Linked to Shortened Life Spans
    Poor mental health can affect longevity as much or more than heavy smoking, study finds

  • Mental Illness Linked to Shortened Life Spans
    Poor mental health can affect longevity as much or more than heavy smoking, study finds

  • App for Bipolar Disorder Being Tested
    Smartphone device uses voice analysis for early warning, researchers report

  • Antipsychotics Help Cut Crime Rate: Study
    New research suggests medications curb violence in patients with psychiatric disorders

  • Scientists Use Stem Cells to Study Bipolar Disorder
    Approach may further understanding of this mental illness

  • Mental Illness to Blame for 10 Percent of Kids' Hospitalizations: Study
    Shortage of psychiatrists, psychologists makes it harder to treat children who need help, experts say

  • Stigma of Mental Illness Remains Barrier to Treatment
    Shame, embarrassment add to 'toxic' effect of stigma, study authors say

  • Are Kids Born to Older Dads at Risk for Mental Health Woes?
    Large Swedish study found higher rates of autism, ADHD and other disorders, but expert says the risk is small

  • Teen Pregnancy Rates Much Higher for Girls With Serious Mental Illness: Study
    But it's not clear from Canadian study if there's a direct connection

  • Many Bipolar Patients Take Multiple Psychiatric Meds
    Small study found three or more drugs often needed to help manage symptoms

  • Children Who Lose Close Relative at Risk of Mental Problems: Study
    Youngest kids, those exposed to suicide most likely to develop illnesses such as schizophrenia, researchers found

  • Chantix Helped People With Mental Illness Quit Smoking Longer in Study
    Extended treatment combined with talk therapy might be most effective, researcher says

  • Bipolar Disorder Drug May Need Adjusting in Pregnancy, Study Finds
    Drop in lamotrigine levels, rise in depression seen in some women

  • Bipolar Disorder Drug May Need Adjusting in Pregnancy, Study Finds
    Drop in lamotrigine levels, rise in depression seen in some women

  • Smoking in Pregnancy May Be Tied to Bipolar Disorder in Adult Offspring: Study
    Research adds to other health hazards of tobacco smoke exposure in the womb

  • Smoking in Pregnancy May Be Tied to Bipolar Disorder in Adult Offspring: Study
    Research adds to other health hazards of tobacco smoke exposure in the womb

  • Could Blood Test One Day Predict Suicide Risk?
    Levels of certain proteins may indicate vulnerability, preliminary research suggests

  • Quit-Smoking Programs Work for Psychiatric Patients
    Study found improved chances of quitting, lower rehospitalization rates

  • Genetic Overlap Seen in Five Mental Disorders
    Strongest link between schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, researchers say

  • U.S. Troops' Suicide Risk Tied to Mental Illness, Not Combat: Study
    Psychiatric screening would help identify soldiers at greatest risk, experts say

  • Bipolar Disorder May Vary Depending on Weight, Eating Disorders
    Binge eating tied to other mental health problems, obesity to physical symptoms in study patients

  • Mental Illness Can Shorten Lives, Studies Show
    Research into bipolar illness, psychotic symptoms point to higher risk for early death

  • Older, Cheap Drug May Cut Suicide Risk for People With Mood Disorders
    Review of data finds that lithium benefits people with depression, bipolar illnesses

  • Latest Edition of Psychiatry's 'Bible' Launched Amid Controversy
    Authors say it defines disorders more concisely; critics say it will lead to over-diagnosis and unnecessary treatments

  • Latest Edition of Psychiatry's 'Bible' Launched Amid Controversy
    Authors say it defines disorders more concisely; critics say it will lead to over-diagnosis and unnecessary treatments

  • Study Sees Link Between Mom's Flu, Bipolar Risk for Children
    But the risk is small and the connection hasn't been proven, researchers say

  • Bipolar Disorder Drugs May 'Tweak' Genes Affecting Brain
    Study offers clues on causes of condition and how commonly prescribed meds work

  • Mental Illness a Frequent Cell Mate for Those Behind Bars
    Former inmate describes efforts to stay emotionally healthy after his release

  • Mental Illness May Not Impede Healthy Weight Loss, Study Says
    Overweight patients on a 'lifestyle changes' program improved exercise, nutrition, shed more pounds

  • Mental Illness May Raise Risk of Being Murdered
    Swedish study found 5 times higher chance of becoming a victim

  • Shared Genes May Link ADHD, Autism and Depression
    Largest study of its kind also found ties to schizophrenia, bipolar disorders

  • Brain Scans Might Help Spot Risk for Bipolar Disorder
    Study looked for reduced response to pictures of facial expressions

  • For Psychiatric Patients, Cancer Is Often Spotted Too Late
    An Australian study found they're more likely to be diagnosed when disease has already spread

  • Long-Term Use of Some Antipsychotics Not Warranted in Older Adults: Study
    It found the drugs had serious side effects, didn't help patients after several months

  • Pregnant Women With Bipolar Disorder May Have Higher Risk of Premature Birth
    Study found link whether mood disorder was being treated or not

  • More Evidence Linking Creativity, Mental Illness
    Are new approaches needed to safeguard benefits of psychiatric disorders?

  • Could Food Flavors Act Like Mood-Stabilizing Drugs?
    Early study suggests chemical similarities between prescription meds and certain foods

  • More Kids Taking Antipsychotics for ADHD: Study
    Unapproved uses of these powerful drugs need further investigation, experts say

  • Serious Mental Illness Tied to Higher Cancer, Injury Risk: Studies
    Causes may include gaps in screening, preventive care and lifestyle differences, researcher says

  • Family History of Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder May Up Kids' Risk for Autism
    The three conditions might share similar underlying risk factors, study authors say

  • Antipsychotic Drugs Linked to Higher Odds for Diabetes in Pregnancy
    Many women may rely on meds to function properly, so decisions must be weighed carefully

  • Prenatal Antipsychotic Drugs Linked to Motor Delays: Study
    Movement, posture, reflexes below normal for many exposed infants

  • Bipolar Drug May Spur Weight Gain, Thyroid Problems: Review
    Overall, lithium still 'treatment of choice' but docs urged to watch for and manage side effects

  • 1 in 5 U.S. Adults Suffers Mental Ills: Report
    But, lack of insurance blocks many from treatment, experts say

  • Study Looks at Deep Brain Stimulation in Bipolar Patients
    Research is still preliminary, with few patients involved so far

  • Even Today, the Stigma of Mental Illness Won't Fade
    And that can cause people to feel isolated, afraid -- and even forgo treatments

  • Bipolar Kids May Focus on Different Facial Features
    Avoiding eyes could make it harder to determine others' emotions, study says

  • First Versions of Generic Zyprexa Approved
    To treat schizophrenia or bipolar disorder

  • Genetic Links Seen Between Bipolar Illness and Schizophrenia
    Certain genetic variants are associated with both conditions, study shows

  • Half of Americans Will Suffer From Mental Health Woes, CDC Says
    Much more needs to be done to help spot those at risk and assist them, experts say

  • Antipsychotics Best for Controlling Mania: Study
    Researchers compared effectiveness, side effects of drugs used in bipolar treatment

  • Many More Kids Hospitalized for Mental Illness: Study
    Adult psychiatric admissions also increased, except among the elderly

  • Fetal Exposure to Common Epilepsy Drugs May Harm Kids' IQ: FDA
    Women of childbearing age need to know of risk from meds such as Depakote, agency says

  • Study Ranks Mental Health as Young People's Top Health Problem
    More focus needed during developmental years, researchers say

  • It May Be Possible to Predict Bipolar Mood Swings: Study
    Patients who felt they could manage their moods did better than their peers, researchers find

  • Mental Disorders Linked to Drug, Alcohol Abuse in U.S. Vets
    Highest rates of substance abuse found among those with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia

  • Fluctuating Hormones Linked to More Severe Bipolar Symptoms
    Premenstrual, postpartum, menopausal mood changes may affect women with disorder: study

  • Health Tip: Symptoms That May Indicate Bipolar Disorder
    Some common warning signs

  • Chopin's Hallucinations Likely Caused by Epilepsy
    Composer also had depression, but other symptoms overlooked, researchers say

  • Predeployment Mental Health Screening May Help Troops
    Study found fewer problems among U.S. Army soldiers evaluated before leaving for Iraq

  • Brain Scans May Help Identify Bipolar, ADHD Kids: Study
    Accurate diagnosis could lead to more targeted treatments, researchers say

  • 'Self-Embedding' Takes Teen Self-Injury to the Extreme
    Radiologists recommend minimally invasive procedure to remove staples, paper clips and more

  • Many Depressed People Have Mild, Brief Episodes of Mania
    Researchers say these individuals might be at raised risk for bipolar disorder

  • Ketamine Eased Depression in Treatment-Resistant Bipolar Disorder
    But improvement from anesthetic infusion was only significant for three days, researchers found

  • Mood Disorders Going Undetected in U.S. Children
    Without treatment, anxiety and depression can plague kids through adult years, experts warn

  • Study Shows Some Anti-Seizure Meds Raise Suicide Risk
    But experts note that many taking them already face higher risk for suicide

  • Survey May Help Docs Diagnose Mood Disorders
    It identified anxiety, depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder in most cases, study finds

  • New Diagnostic Guidelines for Mental Illnesses Proposed
    Suggested changes include not formally recognizing sex addiction, spotting those at risk for dementia

  • Antipsychotics Still Widely Used in U.S. Nursing Homes
    Off-label use to control behavior seems to be part of the 'culture' at some centers, one study finds

  • Lithium Beats Valproate for Long-Term Bipolar Therapy
    Combined treatment or monotherapy with lithium helps prevent relapse, study finds

  • Antidepressants May Change Your Personality
    Depressed patients on Paxil became more extraverted and less neurotic, study finds

  • Bipolar Disorder May Be Tied to Body Clock
    Study finds gene variation believed to affect circadian rhythm

  • Antipsychotic Drugs Spur Dramatic Weight Gain in Kids
    Researchers urge other alternatives, close monitoring of patients

  • Saphris Approved for Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder
    Two severe psychiatric illnesses

  • U.S. Spending on Mental Health Care Soaring
    Rate of increase now outstrips that for heart disease, cancer, data shows

  • FDA Panel OKs Newer Antipsychotics for Children
    Seroquel, Zyprexa and Geodon have been linked to certain health risks, experts note

  • Risperdal Consta Approved for Bipolar Disorder
    Long-acting version of antipsychotic

  • Impulsivity Raises Alcoholism Risk
    Mouse study finds those that crave alcohol are more likely to choose quick rewards

  • Kids' Risks Increase When Parents Are Bipolar
    Knowing that mood disorders are more common in offspring may aid in detection, experts say

  • Common Genes Link Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia
    Large Swedish study suggests reappraisal of conditions as distinct entities needed

  • Health Tip: Managing Bipolar Disorder
    Some helpful suggestions

  • Bipolar Disorder in Children Lingers
    Study finds 44% still suffer bouts of mania, depression as young adults

  • Common Gene Mutation Lowers Risk for Bipolar Disorder
    Study found missing section protected against psychiatric illness

  • U.S. Kids Take More Psychotropic Drugs Than Europeans
    Cultural differences, regulatory practices may explain difference, researchers say

  • Children of Older Fathers at Risk for Bipolar Disorder
    Offspring of men 55 and older were 1.37 times more likely to be diagnosed, study finds

  • First Generic Versions of Depakote Approved
    To treat seizures, migraines, and bipolar disorder

  • Bipolar Teens at Greater Risk of Substance Abuse
    They're more likely to smoke, abuse drugs, alcohol, study finds

  • Bipolar Disorder Might Be Overdiagnosed
    Availability of meds and pharmaceutical marketing might be swaying clinicians

  • Imaging Advances Map Brain Areas Affecting Mood
    Circuits involved with depression, bipolar disorders could receive more targeted treatment

  • Omega-3 Benefits for Bipolar Disorder Remain Unclear
    Review finds patients had less severe depression but no change in mania symptoms

  • Breast Cancer Drug Might Treat Bipolar Disorder
    Tamoxifen may ease condition's mania phase, but side effects could be a problem, experts say

  • Abilify Approved for Children With Bipolar Disorder
    Aged 10 to 17

  • Biomarkers for Mood May Alter Psychiatric Treatments
    Study finds blood can used to diagnose severity of bipolar illness

  • Brain Center May Link Addiction, Mental Illness
    The two conditions often occur together, scientists note

  • Tamoxifen Helps Treat Bipolar Disorder
    Discovery may lead to new drug to treat manic phase of the illness, study says

  • Bipolar Diagnoses in Younger People Show Huge Increase
    But some experts question whether the increase is only a statistical anomaly

  • New Database to Help Speed Search for Bipolar Disorder Genes
    Free online data covering 20 years of study to aid researchers in hunt for treatments

  • FDA Approves First Anti-Psychotic for Kids
    Risperdal had been used off-label to treat children with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder

  • Health Tip: Living With Bipolar Disorder
    Suggestions on how to cope

  • Bipolar Spectrum Disorder Under-Recognized
    And only about 40% of patients receive proper meds, study finds

  • Intensive Psychotherapy Boosts Bipolar Disorder Outcomes
    Adding it to meds helps patients achieve lasting recovery, study finds

  • Antidepressants May Not Help Fight Bipolar Disorder
    Stick to mood stabilizer alone, major new study suggests

  • Circadian Rhythm Linked to Bipolar Disorder
    Research with mice offers first insight into possible connection

  • Studies Compare New Antipsychotic Drugs
    Patients may need to try out more than one med for best results, experts say

  • Research Reveals How Antipsychotic Drugs Cause Weight Gain
    A histamine in many of these meds may be to blame, researchers say

  • Diabetes Drug Halts Weight Gain in Kids Taking Antipsychotics
    Metformin may allow children to stay healthy mentally and physically, study finds

  • Bipolar Disorder Takes Heavy Toll on Workplace
    Condition costs U.S. businesses $14 billion per year, study finds

  • Bipolar Disorder Triggers Severe Mood Swings
    Extreme euphoria and depression are typical

  • Mood Disorders Often Misdiagnosed in Blacks
    Study will focus on why many are labeled with schizophrenia instead

  • Bipolar Disorder More Widespread Than Thought
    About 4.3 percent of U.S. adults have some form of the illness, study finds

  • Health Tip: Bipolar Disorder in Children
    Therapeutic techniques for parents

  • For Better Bipolar Care, The Nose Knows
    Smell cell sampling may help doctors refine treatment

  • Equetro OK'd for Bipolar Disorder
    Patient trials showed little blood glucose change

  • Scans May Spot Bipolar Disorder
    Can detect metabolic differences in key areas of brain

  • Abilify Wins Approval for Bipolar Disorder
    Calms uncontrolled mania

  • Antipsychotic Drug Approved for Bipolar Mania
    With less chance of weight gain, maker says