Bipolar News

Smartphone App for Bipolar Detects Early Mood Changes

May 9th, 2014
Smartphone App for Bipolar Detects Early Mood ChangesA new smartphone app may be able to give bipolar patients and their health care providers an early warning before mood swings, according to new research from ...

Weighing Studies on Link Between Mental Disorders, Heart Risk

May 4th, 2014
Weighing Studies on Link Between Mental Disorders, Heart RiskRecent research suggests that a range of different mental disorders may be linked to a higher risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD). CHD involves a ...

Crime Rarely Associated with Mental Illness

April 22nd, 2014
Crime Rarely Associated with Mental Illness Despite high-profile crimes associated with mentally ill suspects such as the school shootings in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, new research discovers less than 10 percent of crimes are directly ...

Cancer Survival Rates Low for Those With Serious Mental Illness

April 5th, 2014
Cancer Survival Rates Low for Those With Serious Mental IllnessIndividuals with severe mental illness are less likely to survive cancer than those without a mental disorder, according to a new study by King’s College ...

Risk for Bipolar Disorder Linked with Creativity

March 28th, 2014
Risk for Bipolar Disorder Linked with Creativity A new study suggests that inspiration, or the idea to spawn creative works, is associated with people at higher risk of developing bipolar disorder. Researchers from Lancaster University ...

New Findings on Chemical Linked to Bipolar Psychosis

March 17th, 2014
New Findings on Chemical Linked to Bipolar PsychosisResearchers have discovered a gene that is likely to play a role in the risk of psychosis in bipolar disorders. The condition involves recurrent episodes of mania and ...

Survey Finds More People Willing to Disclose Mental Health Problems

March 9th, 2014
Survey Finds More People Willing to Disclose Mental Health ProblemsA new survey has found that people are more willing to disclose having a mental health problem and receiving treatment. The survey, led by Orygen Youth Health ...

Kids of Older Dads Show Higher Risk of Mental, Academic Problems

March 4th, 2014
Kids of Older Dads Show Higher Risk of Mental, Academic Problems Researchers from Indiana University (IU) and Karolinska Institute in Stockholm have discovered advancing paternal age at childbearing can lead to psychiatric and academic ...

Bipolar Women Have Special Pregnancy Concerns

February 25th, 2014
Bipolar Women Have Special Pregnancy Concerns Women with bipolar disorder often have a unique set of issues that may need to be addressed in the period before and after childbirth. This potential for significant mental ...

Brain Area Critical for Social Skills Discovered in Mouse Study

February 24th, 2014
Brain Area Critical for Social Skills Discovered in Mouse Study  In new research, scientists from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have determined that a small region of the hippocampus known as CA2 is ...