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By On December 28th, 2016

Carrie Fisher Remembered for Her Honesty and Advocacy

Carrie Fisher’s fierce wit and honesty never seemed to fit in with the celebrity culture into which she was born. Really, her vulnerability and openness about her struggles with substances and Bipolar Disorder didn’t much fit in with the world in general. She continued to speak her truth, write about it, and worked as an…

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By On October 21st, 2016

Childhood Abuse May Increase Risk of Developing Bipolar Disorder

Those who experienced abuse as children may face a heightened risk for developing bipolar disorder later in life, according to new research published in the British Journal of Psychiatry. “The link between experiencing a troubled childhood and subsequently being diagnosed with this serious condition is extremely strong,” said study co-author Filippo Varese from the University…

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By On September 2nd, 2016

Teens With Bipolar Disorder Face High Risk of Substance Abuse as Adults

Teens living with bipolar disorder face a particularly high risk of developing problems with substance abuse by the time they reach adulthood, according to new findings published this week in Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. Following up a previous study showing that adolescents with bipolar disorder were more likely to smoke cigarettes and develop substance use…

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By On July 27th, 2016

Can Sunglasses Help Manage Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder affects people in countless ways that can derail an otherwise happy and healthy life. Perhaps the biggest way BD affects people is by causing problems getting enough sleep. Thankfully, researchers thank they have found a way to help those with bipolar disorder, depression, or even general sleep troubles get the rest their body…

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By On June 30th, 2016

DNA Sequencing Finds Potential Genetic Mutations Tied To Bipolar Disorder

Researchers and medical professionals alike have agreed for years that genetics likely play a significant role in the development of bipolar disorder, but they may finally be getting close to pinpointing exactly which genes contribute to the disorder. In a report published in JAMA Psychiatry, researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine say they…

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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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By On February 8th, 2016

Ten Percent of People With Depression or Anxiety May Also Have Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is believed to be widely under-diagnosed, with many people going their entire lives without ever being clinically diagnosed or treated. However, a new study may provide a new avenue to improve diagnosis rates by improving identification of bipolar disorder in individuals who have already been diagnosed with depression or anxiety. The new report,…

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By On July 2nd, 2015

Comorbid Anxiety Disorders Found in Nearly Half of Bipolar Disorder Patients

Nearly half of all individuals with bipolar disorder will also develop a comorbid anxiety disorder in their lifetime, according to the findings of a systematic review and meta-analysis published in The Lancet Psychiatry. The finding “brings home a key message for planning of clinical services”, wrote Barbara Pavlova and fellow researchers from Dalhousie University in…

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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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