bipolar disorder

How Genetic Insults Affect Mental Health

Research has shed light on how a molecule called disrupted-in-schizophrenia 1 is linked to a wide range of psychiatric disorders.

5 Times The Circadian Clock Ruled The Day

By now you must have heard that research on the circadian clock has won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2017; but did you know that it also affects female fertility, among other things?

Researchers Validate Bipolar Candidate Gene In Mice

Researchers have shown that mice without the gene for PLCγ1 in their forebrains exhibit manic-like behaviors.

Family History Linked To Higher Risk Of Violence In Bipolar Patients

Bipolar patients with a family history of the disease are more likely to be violent during hospitalization for manic episodes, researchers say.

Six-Year Wait Between Onset & Diagnosis Of Bipolar Disorder: Study

The six-year delay between the onset of symptoms and proper diagnosis of bipolar disorder loses the patient a critical opportunity to manage the condition.

Circadian Genes Help Predict Mood Changes In Bipolar Mice

Genes controlling the circadian rhythm could be closely linked to mood change-like behaviors associated with bipolar disorder, scientists say.

Youth With Bipolar Disorder Risk Respond Less To Emotions, Study

Young people with a known risk of bipolar disorder show reduced reaction to facial emotions, according to a new study.

Australians Double Their Antidepressants

The use of antidepressants doubled in Australia between 2000 and 2011, reveals a new study.

Can Electrical Brain Stimulation Treat Bipolar Disorder? New Trial To Find Out.

Applying mild electrical currents to the brain has been shown to be an effective treatment for depression, but can it be used to treat people with bipolar disorder?