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Computerized brain training tackles bipolar disorder: Interview - Digital Journal



Computerized brain training tackles bipolar disorder: Interview 
Digital Journal
A new study from Harvard University and Maclean Hospital is the first to show that a type of computerized brain training can drive gains in measures of cognition among patients with bipolar disorder. To find out more, we spoke with the researchers.

 


Mental illness on Martha's Vineyard: Life and death with severe bipolar disorder - Martha's Vineyard Times



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Mental illness on Martha's Vineyard: Life and death with severe bipolar disorder 
Martha's Vineyard Times
Leslie's husband suffered from bipolar disorder ? a mental illness that can cause inexhaustible exuberance in someone, but also insurmountable sadness and hopelessness. But it is her daughter she thinks about every day. Leslie was married for six ...

 


Perfectionism, Anxiety & Bipolar Disorder - PsychCentral.com (blog)



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Perfectionism, Anxiety & Bipolar Disorder 
PsychCentral.com (blog)
In some ways, perfectionism can be helpful. People who are perfectionists tend to produce high-quality work. They are typically on time or early and are always willing to go the extra mile. Perfectionists like learning something new to try over and ...

 


Reward system `broken' for those with bipolar disorder - Swinburne University of Technology



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Reward system `broken' for those with bipolar disorder 
Swinburne University of Technology
Delivering the oration, Professor Sheri Johnson from the University of California told a packed lecture that the reward system in people with severe depression and bipolar disorder was ?broken?. Professor Johnson, a world-renowned expert on bipolar ...

 


Examining Rates of Conversion From Unipolar Depression to Bipolar Disorder - Psychiatry Advisor



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Examining Rates of Conversion From Unipolar Depression to Bipolar Disorder 
Psychiatry Advisor
Patients with unipolar depression are diagnosed as such unless hypomania or mania develop, which would indicate a diagnosis of bipolar disorder. Compared with those with unipolar depression, patients with bipolar disorder generally have worse outcomes ...

 


ADHD, Comorbid Bipolar Disorder Share Similar Neurocognitive Profiles - Psychiatry Advisor



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ADHD, Comorbid Bipolar Disorder Share Similar Neurocognitive Profiles 
Psychiatry Advisor
According to the results of a recent study published in Bipolar Disorders, people with both bipolar disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have similar neurocognitive profiles compared with people with only bipolar disorder.

 


Genetically altered mice display traits of bipolar disorder, respond to lithium treatment - The Hub at Johns Hopkins



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Genetically altered mice display traits of bipolar disorder, respond to lithium treatment 
The Hub at Johns Hopkins
By manipulating a specific brain protein, the researchers triggered overexcited behavior in the mice in line with the "mania" of bipolar disorder. Exposing those altered mice to stressors also brought out the depressive side of the mental disorder ...

 


'Sometimes it's hard to focus': Mentally ill women die earlier from breast cancer - Columbus Ledger-Enquirer



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'Sometimes it's hard to focus': Mentally ill women die earlier from breast cancer 
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Winston said the most vulnerable patients at New Horizons are women with serious and persistent mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and bipolar disorder. ?When you're dealing with hearing voices or fluctuating mood swings ...

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Bipolar Disorder Therapy Response Possibly Impeded by Proinflammatory State - Psychiatry Advisor



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Bipolar Disorder Therapy Response Possibly Impeded by Proinflammatory State 
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The study evaluated 15 immune-regulating compounds at baseline in 37 consecutively admitted inpatients experiencing a major depressive episode with an underlying diagnosis of bipolar disorder, and in 24 controls. In total, 84% of patients had a ...

 


Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder share gene variant: Study - Economic Times



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Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder share gene variant: Study 
Economic Times
London, Oct 3 (IANS) Researchers have identified a genetic variant that is associated with multiple psychiatric disorders and drives changes in a brain network, thereby increasing an individual's risk of developing bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
People diagnosed with the same mental illness can be quite different, and research must address this Medical Xpress

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