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One-third of Adults Have Had Some Form of Alcohol Use Disorder During Their Lifetimes

...pendence. They were also diagnosed for depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, substance abuse disorder, and other psychiatric conditions. The researchers say that during the 12 months prior to the survey, 8.5 per cent of adults had an alcohol use disorder, including 4.7 per cent with alcohol abus...

Manufacturer to Pay $20 Million for Improperly Promoting a Sleep Disorder Drug

...eatment for chronic pain, weight loss, depression, bipolar disorders and Parkinson's Disease. The employees also were accused of paying a New York psychiatrist thousands of dollars to attend speaking engagements and tout Xyrem for unapproved uses. Xyrem is the prescription version of the street drug, g...

Manic Depression Linked With Shrinking Brain

A new study has linked bipolar disorder or manic depression with accelerated shri...amined the grey matter in the brain of people with bipolar disorder. The study found that the loss of grey matter tissue was concentrated in areas of the bra...

US Lawmakers Considering Legislation to Restrict Payments by Drug Companies to Doctors

...and Drug Administration to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and risperidone is also approved to treat irritability in children ages 5 to 16 who have autism. Vermont officials disclosed Tuesday that drug company payments to psychiatrists in the state more than doubled last year, to an average of $4...

Researchers Identify Five Distinct Subtypes of Alcoholism

...l Personality Disorder. Many had major depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety problems, and over 75 per ce... them had had clinical depression, and 20 per cent bipolar disorder. Most of them smoked cigarettes, and nearly one in five had problems with cocaine and marij...

Malfunction of Gene Causes Schizophrenia, Depression

...ich was found to be associated with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression. The researchers' ... to the growing recognition that schizophrenia and bipolar disorder share, at least in part, the common genetic etiologies and thus underlying molecular mechan...

Major Mental Disorders Cut Life Span by Ten to Fifteen Years

...s says. They have illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression. Although the mentally ill have high accident and suicide rates, about 3 out of 5 die from mostly preventable diseases, he says. Obesity is a serious problem. These patients often get little exercise, and many take a n...

Despite Being Effective Electroconvulsive Therapy is Underused for Severe Depression

...ng treatment for persistent and severe depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia," writes Dr. Stephen Taylor of the University of Louisville. Dr. Taylor reviews the history and current use of ECT for depression and other psychiatric disorders, making the case for increased use of this research-proven t...

Bipolar Spectrum Disorder may Be Under-recognized for Spectrum Disorder: Study

...dy supports earlier estimates of the prevalence of bipolar disorder in the U.S. population, and suggests the...s identified prevalence rates of three subtypes of bipolar spectrum disorder among adults. Bipolar I is considered the classic form of the illness, in which a ...

Exposure to Epilepsy Drug During Pregnancy Can Increase Risk of Mental Defects in Newborns

...migraines and some psychiatric conditions, such as bipolar disorder....

Nexus Between Psychiatrists and Drug Firms Dangerous, Say Critics

...ly common and controversial diagnosis of pediatric bipolar disorder, a mood problem marked by aggravation, eu...otic delusions. The sudden popularity of pediatric bipolar diagnosis has coincided with a shift from antidepressants like Prozac to the far more expensive atyp...

More Than Four Percent of US Adults Have Some Form of Bipolar Disorder

...y 4.4 percent of U.S. adults may have some form of bipolar disorder during some point in their lifetime, incl...Archives of General Psychiatry. Individuals with bipolar disorder tend to fluctuate between periods of maniaan inappropriately elevated mood, characterized b...

Nanomedicine Gives the Way for Nerve Cell Regeneration

... extended 4 millimeters from the nerve tissue in a bipolar fashion on the bioactive aligned nanofiber scaffolds. Thus, this technology can induce, enhance and direct nerve fiber regeneration in a straight and organized manner. In order to make the technology clinically viable, they have also developed a no...

Brain Cells Activity: New Treatment Target for Psychiatric Diseases

...ally causative in disorders like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder relate to a neurotransmitter that is critical for explaining the cognitive deficits associated with the illness," says Dr. Daniel R. Weinberger, director of the Genes, Cognition and Psychosis Program at the National Institute of Mental Healt...

Novel Markers for the Treatment of Bipolar Disorder

Brain holds clue to understand, diagnose and treat bipolar disorder,according to findings being presented tod...l Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), suggests that bipolar disorder arises from abnormalities in neuronal plasticity cascades the complex machinery inside of ...

Researchers Have Developed Computerized Garment to Diagnose Mental Illness

...sts, patients with manic depression, also known as bipolar disorder, can become very agitated and fidgety and...ime. But there have been cases of patients with bipolar disorder waiting up to ten years to get an accurate diagnosis because their symptoms come and go so ...

Major Mental Disorders Cut Life Span by Ten to Fifteen Years

...s says. They have illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression. Although the mentally ill have high accident and suicide rates, about 3 out of 5 die from mostly preventable diseases, he says. Obesity is a serious problem. These patients often get little exercise, and many take a n...

Malfunction of Gene Causes Schizophrenia, Depression

...ich was found to be associated with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression. The researchers' ... to the growing recognition that schizophrenia and bipolar disorder share, at least in part, the common genetic etiologies and thus underlying molecular mechan...

Diagnosing Bipolar Symptoms in Children is Difficult

At least one-third of the time, the symptoms of bipolar disorder first appear in childhood or adolescence.... in children, it can be difficult //to distinguish bipolar symptoms from those of other disorders, notes the May 2007 issue of the Harvard Mental Health Letter...

Understanding of Schizophrenia Could Lead to New Treatment Options

...." The findings could also have implications for bipolar disorder, which has also been linked with NRG1 and... a symptom seen in patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and increased sensitivity to amphetamine, also seen in many schizophrenia patients. Is ...

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