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Healing environment aids mental problem

... 20 people suffering variously from schizophrenia, manic depression and delusions were assessed by a psychiatrist before and after their stay. Being at the temple produced an average 15 per cent improvement in mental health ratings - about what would be expected by using psychiatric drugs. The participants...

Psychiatric disorders among juveniles

...r. Teenage boys were found to have higher rates of manic episodes, psychotic disorders, and substance abuse, or addictions, than teenage girls. The authors write, "Youth with psychiatric disorders pose a challenge for the juvenile justice system and, after their release, for the larger mental health system...

Lithium May help in Alzheimer's Disease

...lls. The drug has been used for decades to treat manic depression. //Alzheimer's is marked by the buildup in the brain of one protein, called amyloid beta, outside nerve cells and a second, called tau, that forms tangles in the cells. Many scientists believe that the accumulation of amyloid beta causes t...

Single drug for bipolar disorder

... effective in the short term for treating both the manic as well as the depressive phases of the bipolar di...hotic drugs like Seroquel are used in treating the manic phase of the bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. With the new research report the researchers say th...

Down syndrome simulated in animal model after successful chromosome transplantation

...r's disease, certain types of leukaemia, a form of manic depression and congenital heart disease. With experiments such as this gathering momentum in the field of genetics, the successful treatment of genetic disorders seems a reachable goal in the future....

Psychosocial Disability Varies In Accordance With Bipolar Symptom Changes

...d by depressive symptoms and fluctuating levels of manic symptoms. The study was conducted by researchers belonging to the University of California. As many as 158 patients suffering from BP-1, and another 133 patients suffering from BP-II were analyzed by the researchers. The National Institute of Menta...

Mood Stabilizing drugs for Bipolar disorder

...of these drugs on controlling the symptoms of this manic depressive illness. MRI scans are helpful in diagnosing the brain action and ventral prefrontal cortex which is responsible for controlling the mood and emotions in a person. Bipolar disorder or Manic-depressive illness is due to dramatic shifts in...

Bipolar Disorder Not Being Accurately Diagnosed By Doctors In UK

...esterday that the doctors are failing to recognise manic depression, which is also known// as bipolar disor...ence of episodes of mania and depression. During a manic episodea, a person exhibits feelings of elation and/or irritability, and when they have depression, ...

Promising Care Model For Bipolar Disorder

..., bursts of optimism and impulsive behavior during manic episodes to fatigue, social withdrawal and suicidal thoughts during depressive episodes. During the sessions, patients discussed coping skills, got feedback from the group and created personal action plans. The intervention was tested for three yea...

Scientists Claim Encouraging Progress On Hereditary Diseases

...g of many other diseases, including schizophrenia, manic depression, Alzheimer's disease, Lou Gehrig's disease, Parkinson's disease and cancer. By focusing on Huntington's disease as a model, the Hereditary Disease Foundation targets neurological and genetic functions relevant to a broad spectrum of disord...

Mental Health: Mind at Peace or in Pieces?

...ype of mental illness characterized by depression, manic depression or mood swings. Such patients may display extreme sadness or elation, and swings in activity and energy levels. One of the extreme consequences of mental illness may be the pronounced risk of suicide. Cutting a Long Story Short It is...

Astra Zeneca's Seroquel Gets FDA Approval For Schizophrenia

...ne) has been approved by the FDA for treating both manic and depressive forms of bipolar disorder, Astra Ze...y. The drug was// previously used for treating the manic form of the disease and schizophrenia, as are Zyprexa(Eli Lilly & Co), Risperdal(J&J) and Abilify(Br...

Research on Bipolar Disorder Launched

...stitute in Manhasset, NY. Commonly referred to as manic depression, BPD is a mood disorder that goes beyond the day's ordinary ups and downs, becoming a serious medical condition and an important health concern in the United States. More than 2.3 million American adults are diagnosed with bipolar disorder...

South Asian Sisters Bring Mental Illness Out of Closet

...South Asian community. "Her mother suffered from manic depression, constantly showed erratic behaviour, and was ostracised from the community. Then in the spring of 2005, another friend's father put a gun to his head and shot himself. We realized there was an immediate need to tell this story." The sist...

UIC Researchers Receive $2.1 Million Grant

...y, full of energy and able to do anything. In this manic phase the person may not want to rest. At other times, the person feels sad and depressed, not wanting to do anything. People with bipolar disorder can quickly go from mania to depression and back again. Safe, selective GSK-3 inhibitors are needed ...

Is Extreme Irritability - a Childhood Bipolar Disorder?

... over-excited, elated moods and irritability - the manic phase of the disorder - to depression. In contrast...ritable and hyperactive, but do not have clear-cut manic episodes. One component of irritability is the tendency to get acutely frustrated when a goal is ...

Antidepressant Medication Has No Effect on Bipolar Patients

...us risk of a switch from a depressive episode to a manic episode. Finding the right treatment balance for...icating that the antidepressants did not trigger a manic switch any more than placebo. Finally, when comparing the two antidepressants to each other, both sh...

Researchers Have Developed Computerized Garment to Diagnose Mental Illness

...vity. According to the scientists, patients with manic depression, also known as bipolar disorder, can be...e difficult to distinguish between the symptoms of manic depression and schizophrenia, even though they are two separate conditions requiring different treat...

Brain Cells Activity: New Treatment Target for Psychiatric Diseases

.... "If this neuron is too excited, people may get manic or have seizures," says Dr. Mei. "Patients with schizophrenia, for example, show symptoms that implicate alterations in inhibitory neurotransmission in addition to excitatory neurotransmission." Dr. Mei co-authored a companion paper in Neuron with ...

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

...t treatment for the depression rather than for the manic symptoms of bipolar disorder. However, over the previous 12 months, only 25 percent of those with bipolar disorder I, 15.4 percent with bipolar disorder II and 8.1 percent with sub-threshold bipolar disorder received appropriate medication "The...

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