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  • Brain Scans May Shed Light on Bipolar Disorder-Suicide Risk
    (31-Jan-2017)
    Almost half of those with the disorder attempt suicide and up to 20 percent succeed

  • Many With Mental Illness Miss Out on HIV Tests
    (19-Jan-2017)
    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
    (01-Dec-2016)
    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
    (20-Oct-2016)
    Research review suggests strong link with emotional abuse

  • U.S. Psychiatric Patients Face Long Waits in ERs
    (17-Oct-2016)
    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?
    (11-Oct-2016)
    Researchers add the effect was small, and study did not prove cause and effect

  • Study Links Pot Use to Relapse in Psychosis Patients
    (28-Sep-2016)
    But experts note effect is small, and the research isn't definitive

  • Siblings of Schizophrenia Patients at Greater Risk for Same Diagnosis: Study
    (21-Sep-2016)
    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
    (16-Sep-2016)
    And those who also have conduct disorder seem to face an even greater risk

  • Bipolar Diagnosis May Take Up to 6 Years
    (25-Jul-2016)
    Researcher calls delay a 'lost opportunity' for treatment

  • Bipolar Diagnosis May Take Up to 6 Years
    (25-Jul-2016)
    Researcher calls delay a 'lost opportunity' for treatment

  • Mentally Ill Still Gain Illegal Possession of Guns, Study Shows
    (08-Jun-2016)
    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
    (12-May-2016)
    Lower rates of self-harm, accidental injury seen

  • Depressive Episode May Not Always Follow Mania in Bipolar Disorder
    (09-May-2016)
    New study finds anxiety could be a third emotional state highly connected to the condition

  • Even Controlled, Epilepsy May Still Cause Problems for Kids
    (31-Mar-2016)
    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
    (09-Mar-2016)
    High blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and depression among common co-existing conditions

  • Study Links Child Abuse, Neglect to Earlier Onset of Bipolar Disorder
    (11-Feb-2016)
    Researchers also found greater risk of suicide and more severe manic and depressive symptoms

  • Brain Wiring Changes Might Help Guard Against Bipolar Disorder
    (05-Jan-2016)
    Researchers find naturally occurring 'rewiring' can forestall the mental illness

  • Certain Antidepressants May Be Linked to Bipolar Disorder: Study
    (16-Dec-2015)
    Patients, doctors should discuss possible risk factors, experts say

  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Play Role in Bipolar Disorder: Study
    (04-Dec-2015)
    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
    (28-Oct-2015)
    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
    (12-Oct-2015)
    Study finds lithium can benefit pediatric patients, at least for the short term

  • Vraylar Approved for Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder
    (18-Sep-2015)
    Label warns against use by certain elderly

  • FDA Approves New Drug for Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder
    (18-Sep-2015)
    Vraylar is an atypical antipsychotic taken once a day

  • Brain Scans May Take Guesswork Out of Schizophrenia Treatment
    (16-Sep-2015)
    Goal is to help physicians make better drug choices for psychotic patients

  • Screen Teens With Depression for Heart Disease, Experts Say
    (11-Aug-2015)
    New recommendations note these adolescents not recognized as high-risk group

  • Brains of Teens With Bipolar Disorder Develop Differently: Study
    (09-Jun-2015)
    MRI scans suggest changes in areas that regulate emotions, researchers note

  • Demi Lovato Gets Vocal About Mental Illness
    (28-May-2015)
    Diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2011, pop singer is spearheading new awareness campaign

  • First Generic Abilify Approved
    (29-Apr-2015)
    For treatment of bipolar disorder or schizophrenia

  • Parent's Suicide Attempt Makes Child's Much More Likely: Study
    (30-Dec-2014)
    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
    (09-Dec-2014)
    Scans found evidence of less connection between areas that control emotion, motivation and memory

  • Sudden Death of Loved One Can Trigger Mental Health Issues
    (06-Jun-2014)
    Risk of PTSD was greatest threat after a traumatic loss, researchers report

  • Mental Illness Linked to Shortened Life Spans
    (23-May-2014)
    Poor mental health can affect longevity as much or more than heavy smoking, study finds

  • Mental Illness Linked to Shortened Life Spans
    (23-May-2014)
    Poor mental health can affect longevity as much or more than heavy smoking, study finds

  • App for Bipolar Disorder Being Tested
    (12-May-2014)
    Smartphone device uses voice analysis for early warning, researchers report

  • Antipsychotics Help Cut Crime Rate: Study
    (09-May-2014)
    New research suggests medications curb violence in patients with psychiatric disorders

  • Scientists Use Stem Cells to Study Bipolar Disorder
    (25-Mar-2014)
    Approach may further understanding of this mental illness

  • Mental Illness to Blame for 10 Percent of Kids' Hospitalizations: Study
    (18-Mar-2014)
    Shortage of psychiatrists, psychologists makes it harder to treat children who need help, experts say

  • Stigma of Mental Illness Remains Barrier to Treatment
    (26-Feb-2014)
    Shame, embarrassment add to 'toxic' effect of stigma, study authors say

  • Are Kids Born to Older Dads at Risk for Mental Health Woes?
    (26-Feb-2014)
    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
    (10-Feb-2014)
    But it's not clear from Canadian study if there's a direct connection

  • Many Bipolar Patients Take Multiple Psychiatric Meds
    (07-Feb-2014)
    Small study found three or more drugs often needed to help manage symptoms

  • Children Who Lose Close Relative at Risk of Mental Problems: Study
    (22-Jan-2014)
    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
    (07-Jan-2014)
    Extended treatment combined with talk therapy might be most effective, researcher says

  • Bipolar Disorder Drug May Need Adjusting in Pregnancy, Study Finds
    (06-Nov-2013)
    Drop in lamotrigine levels, rise in depression seen in some women

  • Bipolar Disorder Drug May Need Adjusting in Pregnancy, Study Finds
    (06-Nov-2013)
    Drop in lamotrigine levels, rise in depression seen in some women

  • Smoking in Pregnancy May Be Tied to Bipolar Disorder in Adult Offspring: Study
    (03-Oct-2013)
    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
    (03-Oct-2013)
    Research adds to other health hazards of tobacco smoke exposure in the womb

  • Could Blood Test One Day Predict Suicide Risk?
    (20-Aug-2013)
    Levels of certain proteins may indicate vulnerability, preliminary research suggests

  • Quit-Smoking Programs Work for Psychiatric Patients
    (15-Aug-2013)
    Study found improved chances of quitting, lower rehospitalization rates

  • Genetic Overlap Seen in Five Mental Disorders
    (11-Aug-2013)
    Strongest link between schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, researchers say

  • U.S. Troops' Suicide Risk Tied to Mental Illness, Not Combat: Study
    (06-Aug-2013)
    Psychiatric screening would help identify soldiers at greatest risk, experts say

  • Bipolar Disorder May Vary Depending on Weight, Eating Disorders
    (29-Jul-2013)
    Binge eating tied to other mental health problems, obesity to physical symptoms in study patients

  • Mental Illness Can Shorten Lives, Studies Show
    (17-Jul-2013)
    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
    (28-Jun-2013)
    Review of data finds that lithium benefits people with depression, bipolar illnesses

  • Latest Edition of Psychiatry's 'Bible' Launched Amid Controversy
    (20-May-2013)
    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
    (19-May-2013)
    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
    (08-May-2013)
    But the risk is small and the connection hasn't been proven, researchers say

  • Bipolar Disorder Drugs May 'Tweak' Genes Affecting Brain
    (25-Apr-2013)
    Study offers clues on causes of condition and how commonly prescribed meds work

  • Mental Illness a Frequent Cell Mate for Those Behind Bars
    (05-Apr-2013)
    Former inmate describes efforts to stay emotionally healthy after his release

  • Mental Illness May Not Impede Healthy Weight Loss, Study Says
    (21-Mar-2013)
    Overweight patients on a 'lifestyle changes' program improved exercise, nutrition, shed more pounds

  • Mental Illness May Raise Risk of Being Murdered
    (06-Mar-2013)
    Swedish study found 5 times higher chance of becoming a victim

  • Shared Genes May Link ADHD, Autism and Depression
    (28-Feb-2013)
    Largest study of its kind also found ties to schizophrenia, bipolar disorders

  • Brain Scans Might Help Spot Risk for Bipolar Disorder
    (26-Dec-2012)
    Study looked for reduced response to pictures of facial expressions

  • For Psychiatric Patients, Cancer Is Often Spotted Too Late
    (19-Dec-2012)
    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
    (28-Nov-2012)
    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
    (09-Nov-2012)
    Study found link whether mood disorder was being treated or not

  • More Evidence Linking Creativity, Mental Illness
    (17-Oct-2012)
    Are new approaches needed to safeguard benefits of psychiatric disorders?

  • Could Food Flavors Act Like Mood-Stabilizing Drugs?
    (20-Aug-2012)
    Early study suggests chemical similarities between prescription meds and certain foods

  • More Kids Taking Antipsychotics for ADHD: Study
    (07-Aug-2012)
    Unapproved uses of these powerful drugs need further investigation, experts say

  • Serious Mental Illness Tied to Higher Cancer, Injury Risk: Studies
    (20-Jul-2012)
    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
    (02-Jul-2012)
    The three conditions might share similar underlying risk factors, study authors say

  • Antipsychotic Drugs Linked to Higher Odds for Diabetes in Pregnancy
    (02-Jul-2012)
    Many women may rely on meds to function properly, so decisions must be weighed carefully

  • Prenatal Antipsychotic Drugs Linked to Motor Delays: Study
    (03-Apr-2012)
    Movement, posture, reflexes below normal for many exposed infants

  • Bipolar Drug May Spur Weight Gain, Thyroid Problems: Review
    (20-Jan-2012)
    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
    (19-Jan-2012)
    But, lack of insurance blocks many from treatment, experts say

  • Study Looks at Deep Brain Stimulation in Bipolar Patients
    (03-Jan-2012)
    Research is still preliminary, with few patients involved so far

  • Even Today, the Stigma of Mental Illness Won't Fade
    (29-Dec-2011)
    And that can cause people to feel isolated, afraid -- and even forgo treatments

  • Bipolar Kids May Focus on Different Facial Features
    (17-Nov-2011)
    Avoiding eyes could make it harder to determine others' emotions, study says

  • First Versions of Generic Zyprexa Approved
    (24-Oct-2011)
    To treat schizophrenia or bipolar disorder

  • Genetic Links Seen Between Bipolar Illness and Schizophrenia
    (22-Sep-2011)
    Certain genetic variants are associated with both conditions, study shows

  • Half of Americans Will Suffer From Mental Health Woes, CDC Says
    (01-Sep-2011)
    Much more needs to be done to help spot those at risk and assist them, experts say

  • Antipsychotics Best for Controlling Mania: Study
    (17-Aug-2011)
    Researchers compared effectiveness, side effects of drugs used in bipolar treatment

  • Many More Kids Hospitalized for Mental Illness: Study
    (15-Aug-2011)
    Adult psychiatric admissions also increased, except among the elderly

  • Fetal Exposure to Common Epilepsy Drugs May Harm Kids' IQ: FDA
    (30-Jun-2011)
    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
    (07-Jun-2011)
    More focus needed during developmental years, researchers say

  • It May Be Possible to Predict Bipolar Mood Swings: Study
    (25-Apr-2011)
    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
    (22-Apr-2011)
    Highest rates of substance abuse found among those with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia

  • Fluctuating Hormones Linked to More Severe Bipolar Symptoms
    (15-Feb-2011)
    Premenstrual, postpartum, menopausal mood changes may affect women with disorder: study

  • Health Tip: Symptoms That May Indicate Bipolar Disorder
    (27-Jan-2011)
    Some common warning signs

  • Chopin's Hallucinations Likely Caused by Epilepsy
    (25-Jan-2011)
    Composer also had depression, but other symptoms overlooked, researchers say

  • Predeployment Mental Health Screening May Help Troops
    (18-Jan-2011)
    Study found fewer problems among U.S. Army soldiers evaluated before leaving for Iraq

  • Brain Scans May Help Identify Bipolar, ADHD Kids: Study
    (15-Oct-2010)
    Accurate diagnosis could lead to more targeted treatments, researchers say

  • 'Self-Embedding' Takes Teen Self-Injury to the Extreme
    (07-Sep-2010)
    Radiologists recommend minimally invasive procedure to remove staples, paper clips and more

  • Many Depressed People Have Mild, Brief Episodes of Mania
    (17-Aug-2010)
    Researchers say these individuals might be at raised risk for bipolar disorder

  • Ketamine Eased Depression in Treatment-Resistant Bipolar Disorder
    (02-Aug-2010)
    But improvement from anesthetic infusion was only significant for three days, researchers found

  • Mood Disorders Going Undetected in U.S. Children
    (14-Jul-2010)
    Without treatment, anxiety and depression can plague kids through adult years, experts warn

  • Study Shows Some Anti-Seizure Meds Raise Suicide Risk
    (13-Apr-2010)
    But experts note that many taking them already face higher risk for suicide

  • Survey May Help Docs Diagnose Mood Disorders
    (09-Mar-2010)
    It identified anxiety, depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder in most cases, study finds

  • New Diagnostic Guidelines for Mental Illnesses Proposed
    (10-Feb-2010)
    Suggested changes include not formally recognizing sex addiction, spotting those at risk for dementia

  • Antipsychotics Still Widely Used in U.S. Nursing Homes
    (11-Jan-2010)
    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
    (23-Dec-2009)
    Combined treatment or monotherapy with lithium helps prevent relapse, study finds

  • Antidepressants May Change Your Personality
    (07-Dec-2009)
    Depressed patients on Paxil became more extraverted and less neurotic, study finds

  • Bipolar Disorder May Be Tied to Body Clock
    (27-Nov-2009)
    Study finds gene variation believed to affect circadian rhythm

  • Antipsychotic Drugs Spur Dramatic Weight Gain in Kids
    (27-Oct-2009)
    Researchers urge other alternatives, close monitoring of patients

  • Saphris Approved for Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder
    (14-Aug-2009)
    Two severe psychiatric illnesses

  • U.S. Spending on Mental Health Care Soaring
    (06-Aug-2009)
    Rate of increase now outstrips that for heart disease, cancer, data shows

  • FDA Panel OKs Newer Antipsychotics for Children
    (11-Jun-2009)
    Seroquel, Zyprexa and Geodon have been linked to certain health risks, experts note

  • Risperdal Consta Approved for Bipolar Disorder
    (18-May-2009)
    Long-acting version of antipsychotic

  • Impulsivity Raises Alcoholism Risk
    (08-May-2009)
    Mouse study finds those that crave alcohol are more likely to choose quick rewards

  • Kids' Risks Increase When Parents Are Bipolar
    (04-Mar-2009)
    Knowing that mood disorders are more common in offspring may aid in detection, experts say

  • Common Genes Link Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia
    (16-Jan-2009)
    Large Swedish study suggests reappraisal of conditions as distinct entities needed

  • Health Tip: Managing Bipolar Disorder
    (05-Nov-2008)
    Some helpful suggestions

  • Bipolar Disorder in Children Lingers
    (09-Oct-2008)
    Study finds 44% still suffer bouts of mania, depression as young adults

  • Common Gene Mutation Lowers Risk for Bipolar Disorder
    (29-Sep-2008)
    Study found missing section protected against psychiatric illness

  • U.S. Kids Take More Psychotropic Drugs Than Europeans
    (25-Sep-2008)
    Cultural differences, regulatory practices may explain difference, researchers say

  • Children of Older Fathers at Risk for Bipolar Disorder
    (02-Sep-2008)
    Offspring of men 55 and older were 1.37 times more likely to be diagnosed, study finds

  • First Generic Versions of Depakote Approved
    (29-Jul-2008)
    To treat seizures, migraines, and bipolar disorder

  • Bipolar Teens at Greater Risk of Substance Abuse
    (05-Jun-2008)
    They're more likely to smoke, abuse drugs, alcohol, study finds

  • Bipolar Disorder Might Be Overdiagnosed
    (07-May-2008)
    Availability of meds and pharmaceutical marketing might be swaying clinicians

  • Imaging Advances Map Brain Areas Affecting Mood
    (06-May-2008)
    Circuits involved with depression, bipolar disorders could receive more targeted treatment

  • Omega-3 Benefits for Bipolar Disorder Remain Unclear
    (25-Apr-2008)
    Review finds patients had less severe depression but no change in mania symptoms

  • Breast Cancer Drug Might Treat Bipolar Disorder
    (03-Mar-2008)
    Tamoxifen may ease condition's mania phase, but side effects could be a problem, experts say

  • Abilify Approved for Children With Bipolar Disorder
    (29-Feb-2008)
    Aged 10 to 17

  • Biomarkers for Mood May Alter Psychiatric Treatments
    (28-Feb-2008)
    Study finds blood can used to diagnose severity of bipolar illness

  • Brain Center May Link Addiction, Mental Illness
    (21-Dec-2007)
    The two conditions often occur together, scientists note

  • Tamoxifen Helps Treat Bipolar Disorder
    (12-Sep-2007)
    Discovery may lead to new drug to treat manic phase of the illness, study says

  • Bipolar Diagnoses in Younger People Show Huge Increase
    (04-Sep-2007)
    But some experts question whether the increase is only a statistical anomaly

  • New Database to Help Speed Search for Bipolar Disorder Genes
    (24-Aug-2007)
    Free online data covering 20 years of study to aid researchers in hunt for treatments

  • FDA Approves First Anti-Psychotic for Kids
    (23-Aug-2007)
    Risperdal had been used off-label to treat children with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder

  • Health Tip: Living With Bipolar Disorder
    (15-Aug-2007)
    Suggestions on how to cope

  • Bipolar Spectrum Disorder Under-Recognized
    (09-May-2007)
    And only about 40% of patients receive proper meds, study finds

  • Intensive Psychotherapy Boosts Bipolar Disorder Outcomes
    (05-Apr-2007)
    Adding it to meds helps patients achieve lasting recovery, study finds

  • Antidepressants May Not Help Fight Bipolar Disorder
    (28-Mar-2007)
    Stick to mood stabilizer alone, major new study suggests

  • Circadian Rhythm Linked to Bipolar Disorder
    (20-Mar-2007)
    Research with mice offers first insight into possible connection

  • Studies Compare New Antipsychotic Drugs
    (02-Mar-2007)
    Patients may need to try out more than one med for best results, experts say

  • Research Reveals How Antipsychotic Drugs Cause Weight Gain
    (12-Feb-2007)
    A histamine in many of these meds may be to blame, researchers say

  • Diabetes Drug Halts Weight Gain in Kids Taking Antipsychotics
    (01-Dec-2006)
    Metformin may allow children to stay healthy mentally and physically, study finds

  • Bipolar Disorder Takes Heavy Toll on Workplace
    (01-Sep-2006)
    Condition costs U.S. businesses $14 billion per year, study finds

  • Bipolar Disorder Triggers Severe Mood Swings
    (20-Jun-2006)
    Extreme euphoria and depression are typical

  • Mood Disorders Often Misdiagnosed in Blacks
    (26-Aug-2005)
    Study will focus on why many are labeled with schizophrenia instead

  • Bipolar Disorder More Widespread Than Thought
    (17-JUN-2005)
    About 4.3 percent of U.S. adults have some form of the illness, study finds

  • Health Tip: Bipolar Disorder in Children
    (04-APR-2005)
    Therapeutic techniques for parents

  • For Better Bipolar Care, The Nose Knows
    (02-MAR-2005)
    Smell cell sampling may help doctors refine treatment

  • Equetro OK'd for Bipolar Disorder
    (13-DEC-2004)
    Patient trials showed little blood glucose change

  • Scans May Spot Bipolar Disorder
    (30-NOV-2004)
    Can detect metabolic differences in key areas of brain

  • Abilify Wins Approval for Bipolar Disorder
    (06-OCT-2004)
    Calms uncontrolled mania

  • Antipsychotic Drug Approved for Bipolar Mania
    (24-AUG-2004)
    With less chance of weight gain, maker says