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By On November 6th, 2018

Do you know the difference between bipolar 1 and bipolar 2?

If you ask most people what bipolar disorder is, they are usually able to give you the broad strokes; bipolar disorder is a mental health issue characterized by extreme states of depression or mania. While this is technically correct, it also belies how little people truly understand the nuances that can make a serious health…

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By On September 24th, 2018

Enlarged hypothalamus linked to depression and bipolar disorder

Over the past decade, significant progress has been made in discovering and understanding the biological processes that can make a person more at risk for depression and bipolar disorder. In particular, it is clear that those most predisposed to developing depression show a distinct issue with regulating the endogenous stress response system, referred to as…

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By On March 3rd, 2016

Child Abuse May Make Bipolar Disorder Symptoms More Severe

New research published in Lancet Psychiatry indicates people with bipolar disorder who were abused or neglected as children are likely to experience more severe symptoms and a notably higher risk of suicide. “Our findings have important implications for clinical practice, as they suggest that a history of childhood maltreatment could be used as an early…

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