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    1. Lithium Beats Newer Meds for Bipolar Disorder

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lithium outperforms newer mood stabilizers in the treatment of bipolar disorder, a new study has found. Patients taking lithium had lower rates of self-harm and unintentional injury compared to those taking other bipola

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    2. Bipolar Disorder: Depression May Not Follow Mania

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While many may associate bipolar disorder with episodes of mania followed by periods of depression, a new study suggests that's often not the case. Researchers say states of anxiety are equally as likely as to follow manic e

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    3. Some Antidepressants, Bipolar Disorder Linked?

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some commonly used antidepressants may increase certain patients' risk of developing mania or bipolar disorder, a large study suggests. The strongest link was for depressed patients prescribed Effexor (venlafaxine) or a

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    4. Omega-3s May Play Role in Bipolar Disorder

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A small study suggests there may be a link between levels of omega-3 fatty acids and bipolar disorder. Researchers compared 27 people with bipolar disorder and 31 people without the mental illness. Those with bipolar disord

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    5. Brains of Young Bipolar Patients Who Try Suicide

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens and young adults who attempted suicide were found to have abnormalities in the frontal areas of their brains, a new study says. Researchers conducted brain scans on 68 participants, aged 14 to 25, with bipolar disord

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    6. Am I Bipolar?

      No one's mood is stable 100% of the time. It's normal to feel down when you hit a rough patch and elated when life goes your way. But if you have bipolar disorder, the highs and lows are a lot more extreme, and they can sometimes seem random. The good news is that with treatment and some hard work,

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    7. App for Bipolar Disorder Being Tested

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A smartphone app that uses voice analysis to detect mood changes in people with bipolar disorder is being tested by researchers. Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that causes extreme emotional highs and lows. It affects

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    8. FDA OKs Generic Zyprexa for Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder

      Oct. 25, 2011 -- The FDA has approved the first generic versions of the drugs Zyprexa and Zyprexa Zydis for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The brand-name drugs are now made by Eli Lilly & Co. The generic name for the two drugs is olanzapine. The generic will come in two forms:

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    9. Catherine Zeta-Jones Treated for Bipolar Disorder

      April 14, 2011 -- Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones has been treated for bipolar disorder, her publicist has confirmed. Zeta-Jones, 41, was admitted to a mental health facility after helping her husband, actor Michael Douglas, recover from throat cancer. "After dealing with the stress of the past year, C

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    10. Bipolar Disorder Often Untreated

      March 7, 2011 -- Bipolar disorder affects 2.4% of adults worldwide, but the condition is often untreated, particularly in middle-income and low-income countries, a new study finds. The study, based on a survey of 61,392 adults from 11 countries, found that in high-income countries, 50.2% of study pa

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