Women who experience interpersonal violence from their partners are three times as likely to develop a mental health problem, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Not only did researchers find a higher chance of developing a mental illness following domestic abuse, but also discovered those with a mental health problem were more likely to experience abuse in future relationships.
Ride the Tiger, a new documentary set to air on April 13, aims to raise awareness about Bipolar Disorder.
Study reveals a high fructose diet could contribute to bipolar disorder, ADHD, and behavioral aggression.
A new study suggests a link between prenatal tobacco exposure and an increased risk of developing bipolar disorder in adult offspring.
The largest delay discounting effects were found to be associated with bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, and schizophrenia. The image is in the public domain.
The largest genetic map of mental health disorders to date reveals there are three groups of highly genetically related disorders among eight psychiatric disorders. A gene related to nervous system development is a risk factor for all eight disorders studied. The RBFOX1 gene is implicated in seven of the eight disorders. ADHD and depression share 44% of genetic risk factors common in the general population. 109 pleiotropic loci affect more than one disorder. These pleiotropic loci are within genes that show heightened expression in the brain through the lifespan, beginning during the second trimester of pregnancy.
A new study reports a father's advancing age at childbearing can lead to higher rates of psychological and academic problems for the offspring.
Differences in the expression of gene transcripts shed light on how mental health disorders with shared genetic risk factors differ in onset, symptoms, course of progression, and treatment responses.
Computer analysis of patients reveals five clearly defined subgroups of psychosis and bipolar disorder. Those in group two were more likely to exhibit suicidal tendencies, while those in group five, for example, were characterized by schizophrenia diagnosis and lower verbal intelligence scores. Defining the characteristics of the subtypes could lead to improved personalized treatments for psychosis related mental illnesses.
Ketamine, an anesthetics which has been commonly used as an illicit party drug, is helping people overcome depression. The drug works rapidly and provides lasting relief from depressive symptoms for weeks after exposure. Researchers are examining how ketamine works in the brain to help positively influence behavior in those with mood disorders.
Neuroimaging study identifies differences in cerebral white matter in bipolar patients who do not take lithium.