Bipolar News

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 ...

Family Bipolar History Can Mean Earlier, More Severe Symptoms

January 3rd, 2014
Family Bipolar History Can Mean Earlier, More Severe SymptomsFor people with bipolar disorder, having a family history of mood disorders often translates into greater symptom severity with an earlier onset, according to a new ...

Rates of Alcohol, Tobacco, Drug Use Far Higher in Severely Mentally ill

January 3rd, 2014
Rates of Alcohol, Tobacco, Drug Use Far Higher in Severely Mentally ill  New research has found that rates of smoking, drinking and drug use are significantly higher among people who have psychotic disorders than ...

Blurred Lines Between Schizophrenia, Bipolar Biology

December 30th, 2013
Blurred Lines Between Schizophrenia, Bipolar BiologySchizophrenia and bipolar disorder share a common biology, according to new findings published in the American Journal of Psychiatry. For nearly a century, the two separate diagnoses of schizophrenia and ...

Study Finds Antidepressants Don’t Work for Bipolar Disorder

December 27th, 2013
Study Finds Antidepressants Don't Work for Bipolar DisorderSome studies and treatment guidelines suggest that antidepressant treatment for bipolar disorder can trigger or increase mania, while others recommend short-term antidepressant treatment and then early discontinuation. New Chinese ...

Bipolar Often Preceded by Mood Changes, Sleep Problems

December 21st, 2013
Bipolar Often Preceded by Mood Changes, Sleep Problems An unsteady mood and sleeping problems often occur just before the onset of both bipolar disorder type I and bipolar disorder type II, according to a ...