Bipolar Disorder
Adequate nutritional intake may relieve symptoms of bipolar in teens
04-12   Adequate nutritional intake may relieve symptoms of bipolar in teens

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive disorder, is characterized by sudden changes in mood and energy that can affect an individual’s ability to perform day-to-day activities. Not only adults, even adolescents can experience the disorder. Though the disorder is not common among adolescents, roughly 20 percent of teenagers tend to develop bipolar disorder within five […]

Bipolar disorder I and II have distinct origins, suggests family study
01-30   Bipolar disorder I and II have distinct origins, suggests family study

Bipolar disorder (BD) is a complex mental illness characterized by dramatic changes in mood ranging from high mood or elation (mania) to low mood (depression). The two most common subtypes of BD are bipolar I disorder (BD-I) and bipolar II disorder (BD-II). So far, the understanding was that BD-II is a subset or a milder […]

Transcranial DC stimulation effective add-on therapy for bipolar depression, suggests study
01-19   Transcranial DC stimulation effective add-on therapy for bipolar depression, suggests study

The last few years have seen an increasing interest in non-invasive brain stimulation techniques. Among these techniques, transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has received greater attention due to its ease of use, low cost, encouraging results and a low rate of side effects. This has led to tDCS being tested in several studies and randomized […]

Animal-assisted therapy effective in treating teens with bipolar and schizophrenia
10-25   Animal-assisted therapy effective in treating teens with bipolar and schizophrenia

Clinicians treating mental illnesses at their hospitals are turning to more innovative methods instead of just prescribing them the bulk dosages of usual medicines to treat serious mental disorders like bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. Earlier, dogs, rabbits, rats, etc. were employed as an effective measure, known as animal-assisted therapy (AAT), to provide relief to teenagers […]

Scientists suggest risk calculator for assessing bipolar disorder in children
07-28   Scientists suggest risk calculator for assessing bipolar disorder in children

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a mental illness characterized by extreme shifts in mood and alterations in energy and activity levels that can affect one’s day-to-day life. The root causes of bipolar disorder are yet unknown, though results of prior studies have indicated that this mental health problem has a genetic component. Now, […]

Medication options for adolescents with bipolar disorder
08-12   Medication options for adolescents with bipolar disorder

A 2012 study led by National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) researcher Dr. Kathleen Merikangas found approximately 2.5 percent of minors in the United States meet the criteria for a bipolar disorder diagnosis. Bipolar disorder is believed to be caused by a combination of genetic factors and functional abnormalities in the brain, and there is […]

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