Bipolar News

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 ...

Scientists Closer to Identifying Bipolar Risk Genes

February 15th, 2014
Scientists Closer to Identifying Bipolar Risk GenesResearchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have taken a major step toward identifying the specific genes that contribute to bipolar disorder. Rather than just relying on ...

Teen Pregnancy More Likely for Girls with Mental Illness

February 12th, 2014
Teen Pregnancy More Likely for Girls with Mental IllnessNew research discovers young girls with mental illness are three times more likely to become teenage parents than those without a major mental illness. Researchers examined live ...

Lack of Self-Control, Not Desires, May Drive Risky Business

February 8th, 2014
Lack of Self-Control, Not Desires, May Drive Risky BusinessA new study has found that when people engage in risky behavior, such as drunk driving or having unsafe sex, it’s probably not because their brain’s ...

Assessing the Drug Burden of Bipolar Disorder

February 5th, 2014
Burden of Bipolar DisorderNew research discovers a diagnosis of bipolar disorder is accompanied by a significant medication responsibility for patients, with more than one-third taking four or more psychiatric medications. In a new study, investigators followed 230 ...

Risk for Mental Illness Linked to Age of Father

January 24th, 2014
older man with infant SSWhile most understand that a woman's biological clock may influence the mental health of children, many are unaware that men also have aging changes that can influence an offspring's health. To ...

Severe Mental Illness Ups Risk for Substance Abuse

January 6th, 2014
Severe Mental Illness Ups Risk for Substance Abuse  A new study finds substance abuse is higher among individuals with severe mental illness. Researchers discovered people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and similar conditions have a ...