Posts Tagged ‘bipolar I disorder’

By On April 30th, 2015

Study Finds Unique Emotional Regulation Deficits in Bipolar I Disorder

A new study published in the journal Bipolar Disorders finds some emotional regulation deficits linked to bipolar I disorder (BD-I) may be unique to the condition and not present in bipolar II disorder (BD-II). In the findings, both groups exhibited emotional reactions during an attention control test in the presence of emotional distractions, but BD-I…


By On March 27th, 2015

Bipolar Disorder Characterized By Recurrent Symptoms

A new 5-year naturalistic study finds the course of bipolar disorder is rarely chronic, but recurrences are highly common, according to a new report published in the journal Bipolar Disorders. A team of researchers from the University of Helsinki, Finland, find chronicity, or extended un-interrupted episodes, were seen in only 1.3% of the 156 patients with…


By On September 11th, 2014

Negative Life Events May Raise The Risk Of Depressive Episodes In People With Bipolar I Disorder

According to a study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, negative life events may have the potential to trigger depressive episodes in patients diagnosed with bipolar I disorder. However, the report also breaks from previous research by finding that life events did not trigger manic episodes. Benedikt Amann and colleagues from the FIDMAG Research…


By On March 6th, 2014

High Levels of Misdiagnosis For Bipolar Disorder Can Impede Treatment

One of the most sensitive aspects of mental health care is identifying if a psychiatric problem is present. You would think diagnosing patients would become routine, but healthcare professionals are constantly forced into the tricky situation of trying to assess a person’s mental health based only on what the patient describes. There are many researchers…

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