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Bipolar Disorder Health Center

News and Features Related to Bipolar Disorder

  1. Bipolar Disorder Misdiagnosed as Depression

    June 1, 2010 (New Orleans) -- About one in three people diagnosed with major depression may actually have bipolar disorder, researchers report. Five characteristics, including extreme mood swings and psychiatric symptoms at a young age, may help pinpoint which patients actually have bipolar disorder

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  2. Many Bipolar Patients Face Other Conditions, Too

    May 26, 2010 (New Orleans) -- People with bipolar disorder are two to four times as likely as people without the disorder to suffer from various skin conditions, including psoriasis and eczema, researchers report. They're also 2.6 times more likely to have hypothyroidism, 2.3 times more likely to ha

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  3. 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

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  4. 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

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  5. 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

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  6. 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

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  7. 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

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  8. 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

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  9. 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

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  10. 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

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