Those with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome had significantly lower brain volume, as well as lower volumes in specific structures, including the thalamus, hippocampus, and amygdala.
Researchers have identified genetic overlaps between different types of psychiatric disorders including ADHD, bipolar disorder, MDD and schizophrenia. They also identified an overlap between anorexia and OCD, as well as between Tourettes and OCD.
Researchers report a history of Candida yeast infection is more common in men with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Additionally, women with mental health issues and a history of yeast infections performed worse on memory tests.
An experimental diet that reduced the intake of omega-6 fatty acids and increased omega-3 fatty acids improved mood variability in those with bipolar disorder.
A new NIH study reveals mental health problems associated with childhood adversity, such as being evacuated from a war zone, can be passed down from generation to generation.
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.
Researchers examine the personal writings of Robert Burns, Scotland's national bard, and conclude he may have suffered from bipolar disorder.
A new study reports DISC1, a gene that plays a role in some psychiatric illnesses, also influences the production of insulin creating pancreatic beta cells.
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.
Research has long revealed an association between belief in conspiracy theories and mental health disorders. A new study reports followers of the radical QAnon group are significantly more likely to suffer from mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia, than the general population.