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By On June 1st, 2015

Teenagers With Bipolar Disorder Show Brain Abnormalities In Imaging Study

New research indicates that adolescents with bipolar disorder show abnormal development in key areas of the brain that help regulate emotions, according to a new imaging study published in the journal Biological Psychiatry. A team of researchers from the Yale School of Medicine found that adolescents with bipolar disorder exhibited a loss of volume in…

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By On April 25th, 2014

Cognitive Abilities Stay Relatively Stable Throughout Bipolar Disorder

Many researchers have suggested that cognitive deficits may progress throughout the course of bipolar disorder. However, findings from an analysis involving 14 previous studies suggest that the cognitive deficits experiences by bipolar patients remain relatively stable across the disease course. As Sarah Pritchard reports, the researchers saw no significant differences in 14 cognitive variables examined…

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By On April 16th, 2014

Depressive Behaviors Linked To Suicide Risk in Bipolar Disorder Patients

The results of a large Swedish study suggest that previous suicide attempts, recent affective episodes, and recent psychiatric inpatient care are the best indicators that a patient with bipolar disorder may attempt suicide. This could potentially improve opportunities for intervention before suicide attempts occur, and implies that clinicians should “pay attention to the risk of…

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By On March 28th, 2014

Cognitive Abilities of Bipolar Patients Not as Uniform as Previously Believed

In the past, research has regularly suggested that bipolar disorder patients show cognitive ability levels midway between that of mentally healthy control patients and patients with schizophrenia. But, researchers and doctors have been uncomfortable with the suggestion that bipolar disorder patients can be so easily categorized, and with good reason. A new study says that…

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