Skip to content

Bipolar Disorder Health Center

News and Features Related to Bipolar Disorder

  1. Epilepsy Drugs for Bipolar Disorder: Fewer Suicides?

    Dec. 8, 2009 -- Last January, the FDA warned of increased suicide risk among patients treated with epilepsy drugs. But a new study finds fewer suicide attempts in patients with bipolar disorder. Even though an outside panel of experts confirmed the link between suicide and treatment of bipolar disor

    Read Full Article
  2. FDA OKs New Schizophrenia, Bipolar Drug

    Aug. 14, 2009 -- The FDA has approved a new drug called Saphris to treat schizophrenia and bipolar I disorder in adults. "Mental illnesses like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder can be devastating to patients and families, requiring lifelong treatment and therapy," Thomas Laughren, MD, director of

    Read Full Article
  3. Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder: Gene Link?

    Jan. 15, 2009 -- The largest study ever to track bipolar disorder and schizophrenia within families offers evidence that the two psychiatric disorders share a common genetic cause. For more than a century the psychiatric community has debated whether schizophrenia and bipolar disorder were two disti

    Read Full Article
  4. Bipolar Kids Suffer as Adults, Too

    Oct. 6, 2008 -- Children who are diagnosed with bipolar disorder can continue to suffer from the disease as they develop into young adults. That's according to a new study by researchers at Washington University in St. Louis, which was published in the October issue of Archives of General Psychiatry

    Read Full Article
  5. Bipolar Risk for Kids Born to Older Dads

    Sept. 2, 2008 -- A new study suggests that children born from older fathers are at increased risk of developing bipolar disorder. Earlier research has shown a link between older paternal age and risk for autism and schizophrenia. The new findings appear in the September issue of Archives of Psychiat

    Read Full Article
  6. Bipolar Romantic Relationships: Dating and Marriage

    Navigating any romantic relationship -- whether it's dating or marriage -- can be a tricky endeavor. Add bipolar disorder with its roller-coaster ride of emotions into the mix, and relationships become even more challenging. When Jim McNulty, 58, of Burrillville, Rhode Island, got married in the 197

    Read Full Article
  7. 8 Myths About Bipolar Disorder

    Because of increased awareness and diagnosis, more people than ever before have a basic understanding of bipolar disorder, the condition formally known as manic depression. Yet myths persist about this mental disorder that causes mood shifts from depression to mania and affects a person's energy and

    Read Full Article
  8. Bipolar Disorder: Tips for Family and Friends

    Ongoing treatment -- both psychotherapy and medication -- is essential to controlling the mood swings of bipolar disorder. How can family members help their loved one stick with treatment? "Learn as much as you can about the disease," says Kay Redfield Jamison, PhD, professor of psychiatry at John H

    Read Full Article
  9. When Bipolar Mania Gets Out of Control

    There's no denying the exhilaration that mania brings. For many with bipolar disorder, there's a period of denial -- a disbelief that the wonderful surge of energy and euphoria marks a disease that truly needs treatment. "Mania is a fascinating thing ... it's the brain creating its own hormonal high

    Read Full Article
  10. At-Home Bipolar Disorder Test: Help or Hindrance?

    An at-home bipolar test, launched in February 2008 and sold over the Internet, is meant to be used with a doctor's evaluation to make a correct diagnosis of bipolar disorder more quickly. "Sales continue to be brisk," says Kurt May, CEO and founder of Psynomics Inc., the San Diego-based company prod

    Read Full Article
Displaying 11 - 20 of 57 Articles << Prev Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 Next >>

Today on WebMD

lunar eclipse
Signs of mania and depression.
Pills on blank prescription paper
Learn about this popular bipolar disorder medication.
 
serious looking young woman
Assess your symptoms.
teen girl in bad mood
How is each one different?
 
Feeling Ups and Downs
ASSESSMENT
Bipolar or Schizo
Article
 
Foods to Avoid
Article
Man being scolded by his shadow
Article
 
lunar eclipse
Slideshow
depressed man
Article
 
young women not speaking
Article
man talking with therapist
Article