Frontal brain deficits linked to suicidal tendencies in youth

 A new study suggests that deficits in frontal brain systems may be associated with the risk of suicide attempts in youths with mood disorders.

Clear sense of self worth keeps mental disorders at bay

 Researchers from the University of California - Berkeley in the US have linked inflated or deflated feelings of self-worth to afflictions such as bipolar disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, anxiety and depression.

YouTube used as source of peer support by mentally ill

People with severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder are turning to YouTube to seek peer support, a new study has found.

'Frozen River' actress Misty Upham found dead
'Frozen River' actress Misty Upham found dead

Actress Misty Upham, who played the role of a housekeeper in the Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep starrer 'August: Osage Couty', has been found dead 11 days after she went missing.

Spine loss common in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder

Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder appear to be linked with dendritic spine loss in the brain, suggesting the two disorders may share common pathophysiological elements.

Yoga might benefit people with bipolar disorder

A new study has observed that a regular yoga practice may help people with bipolar disorder.

Mental illnesses can reduce life expectancy more than heavy smoking

An analysis by Oxford University psychiatrists has shown that serious mental illnesses reduce life expectancy by 10-20 years - a loss of years that`s equivalent to or worse than that for heavy smoking.

Stem cell research holds clues to bipolar disorder treatment

Scientists have for the first time directly measured differences in brain cell formation and function between people with bipolar disorder and those without.

Amanda Bynes not schizophrenic, says lawyer

Former American actress Amanda Bynes`s lawyer Tamar Arminak has rubbished rumours that she was ever diagnosed with schizophrenia.

First stem cell research paves way for new treatments for bipolar disorder

New stem cell research published by scientists from the University of Michigan Medical School, and fueled by the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Fund, open doors to potential new treatments for bipolar disorder.

`Healthy-looking` Amanda Bynes posts selfie with mum

Amanda Bynes, who received psychiatric treatment for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder , recently shared a selfie with her mum, where she appears to be happy and healthy.

Two new genes linked to bipolar disorder discovered

Scientists have discovered two new genes and have also confirmed three additional suspect genes that are connected to bipolar disorder.

Chris Brown diagnosed with bipolar disorder

Rapper Chris Brown has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, severe insomnia and post traumatic stress disorder, all of which have been found to be the reason for his anger related issues.

What is Bipolar disorder?

Bipolar disorder (BD) is characterized by alternating periods of mania and depression.

Antidepressants may not be effective in treating bipolar disorder

A new study has found that antidepressants may not be very effective in the treatment of bipolar disorder.

Amanda Bynes discharged from rehab

Actress Amanda Bynes has been discharged from the rehabilitation centre where she was completing her in-patient treatment.

Amanda Bynes formally diagnosed with Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder

Amanda Bynes has been formally diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, it has been revealed.

Smoking during pregnancy may raise bipolar disorder risk in kids

A study has suggested that pregnant women who smoke could be putting their child at an increased risk of bipolar disorder (BD).

Five major psychiatric disorders share common genetic link

Scientists have identified the five psychiatric disorders, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, schizophrenia, autism and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), share a common genetic link.

Bipolar disorder evolves differently in those who binge eat

Bipolar disorder evolves differently in patients who also binge eat, a new study has found.