Bipolar Disorder

Deep Brain Stimulation Improves Unipolar And Bipolar Depression

A study in the Archives of General Psychiatry shows that deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a safe and effective intervention for treatment-resistant depression (TRD) in patients with either unipolar major depressive disorder (MDD) or bipolar ll disorder (BP). Men and women aged 18 to 70 years with a moderate-to-severe major depressive episode after at least […]

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New Genetic Links Found Between Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

Recent research by the Psychiatric Genome-Wide Association Study Consortium in the journal Nature Genetics reveals that there are common genetic variations that contribute to a person’s risk of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. An international team of more than 250 researchers from 20 countries have completed a landmark study of the relationship between genetic variations and […]

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By R Kennedy | Bipolar Disorder . Schizophrenia
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Life expectancy among persons with schizophrenia or bipolar affective disorder

According to Schizophrenia Research, mortality rates among individuals with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder are elevated compared to the general population.[Read more]

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By R Kennedy | Bipolar Disorder . News . Schizophrenia
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Unrecognized bipolar disorder in primary care patients with depression

According to a study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, As many as 1 in 5 people being treated for depression in primary care could have undiagnosed bipolar disorder. Individuals who were being treated for depression (n=3,117) by their general practitioners in the UK were asked to take part in the study. In total, […]

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