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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. FDA Warns Lamictal Can Cause Meningitis

      Aug. 12, 2010 -- The FDA warned today that the prescription drug Lamictal, which is used to treat seizures and bipolar disorder, can cause aseptic meningitis. Aseptic meningitis is an inflammation of the protective membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord and is not caused by bacterial infecti

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    10. Anesthetic Shows Promise for Bipolar Disorder

      Aug. 2, 2010 -- Patients with bipolar disorder who failed to find relief from their depression with other standard treatments experienced fast-acting relief from a single intravenous (IV) dose of a drug called ketamine, according to a new, small study. Researchers at the National Institute of Mental

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