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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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