Musicians and musically active people tend to have a higher genetic risk factor for bipolar disorder and depression, a new study reports.
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Investigating four pre-existing, publically available psychological and neurological data sets, researchers identify a network of brain areas that underlie psychiatric disorders including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.
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1% of patients registered in a health initiative carry at least one rare gene variant linked to an increased risk of a neuropsychiatric disorder such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. One third of those with a variant had been diagnosed with a mental health disorder.
People with PTSD had a 9% increased risk of hospitalization and an 8% increased risk of death following contracting COVID-19 than people without the disorder. Those with psychosis had a 58% increased risk of death associated with COVID-19, and those with bipolar disorder had a 29% increased risk of dying from coronavirus.
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Childhood trauma significantly increases the risk of being diagnosed with a mental health disorder later in life. For children who experienced emotional abuse, the most prevalent disorder reported was anxiety. Trauma also increased the risks for psychosis, OCD, and bipolar disorder. Significantly, those who experience trauma during childhood were 15 times more likely to be diagnosed with borderline personality disorder later in life.
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A new identifies a specific gene that regulates neural progenitor cell proliferation in response to lithium for those with bipolar depression.
Children born to parents who are under 20, or those born to mothers over 35 and fathers over 45 are at increased risk of being diagnosed with bipolar disorder later in life. Older men, researchers report, are at greater risk of having a child with bipolar disorder.
Researchers report bipolar depression and schizophrenia may be detectable several years before symptoms appear. A new study reports 50% of patients diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder attended specialist child and adolescent mental health services during childhood.
Study revealed the place in which a person lived at the age of fifteen was a big influence on the risk of developing both affective psychosis (bipolar disorder) and non-affective psychosis (schizophrenia) later in life.
New research finds smoking significantly increases the risk of a person developing schizophrenia or depression.
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Researchers have identified six predictors that may help determine the correct amount of lithium to treat a patient with bipolar disorder.
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Researchers say 80% of people taking antipsychotics to manage schizophrenia or bipolar disorder experience considerable weight gain. Some patients report up to 33kg of weight gain following taking antipsychotic medications. A new study aims to explore ways of managing weight gain for patients taking antipsychotics.