Bipolar disorder

TV actress Shama Sikander opens on battling bipolar disorder, depression

It was in 2016, when Shama, who rose to fame playing Pooja in the 2004 slice-of-life TV show "Yeh Meri Life Hai", came out and spoke about her struggles.

Jun 02, 2020, 09:42 AM IST

Selena Gomez is battling bipolar disorder

Gomez told Cyrus and the viewers that the more information she gathered about being bipolar, the easier it was to deal with the diagnosis, reportedly.

Apr 04, 2020, 17:25 PM IST

Patient's experience with bipolar disorder can vary but all fall into seven classes of phenotypes

In fact, not one genetic change, or chemical imbalance, or life event, lies at the heart of every case of the mental health condition once known as manic depression.

Dec 18, 2017, 18:06 PM IST

Bright white light may help patients with bipolar disorder

Previous studies have found morning bright light therapy reduced symptoms of depression in patients with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

Oct 11, 2017, 20:04 PM IST

Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder share gene variant: Study

Schizophrenia is a primary psychotic disorder while bipolar disorder is a primary mood disorder but can also involve psychosis. 

Oct 03, 2017, 17:40 PM IST

Researchers identify genes linked to bipolar disorder

Researchers have identified several genes that can put children of bipolar disorder patients at increased risk of developing the disease.

May 10, 2017, 00:01 AM IST

Researchers develop online support to help people with bipolar disorder

Bipolar Disorder (BD) is a lifelong mental health condition with episodes of mood swings ranging from depressive lows to manic highs.

Apr 29, 2017, 15:15 PM IST

`Star Wars` actress Carrie Fisher suffers mid-air heart attack

Hollywood star Carrie Fisher was fighting for her life Friday after suffering a massive heart attack on an airplane, according to media reports which described her condition as "critical."

Dec 24, 2016, 03:55 AM IST

Seasonal affective disorder: What is it? Symptoms, who is at risk?

Researchers are yet to find out the specific cause of SAD, but it is believed that several factors may increase your risk. 

Nov 16, 2016, 09:28 AM IST

Thickening of neck artery is evident in young patients with early psychosis

Several studies have shown the strong relationship between these disorders and later risk of developing cardiovascular disease, with high rates of mortality. 

Oct 20, 2016, 17:24 PM IST

Blood pressure drugs may trigger depression: Study

Researchers including one of Indian-origin found that commonly prescribed blood pressure drugs may increase the risk of mood disorders such as depression or bipolar disorder.

Oct 11, 2016, 23:55 PM IST

Mental ailments: 15% of Indian adults need help, says report

Mental disorders contribute to a significant load of morbidity and disability even though few conditions account for an increasing mortality.

Oct 11, 2016, 11:38 AM IST

World Mental Health Day: Govt seeks trained manpower in mental health promotion

Quoting World Health Organisation statistics, Patel said one in every four persons was affected by a mental illness at least once in their lifetime. 

Oct 10, 2016, 18:33 PM IST

Poorly-understood gene linked to mental health disorders

Schizophrenia and other mental health disorders are multi-faceted and it is extremely complicated to identify which genes, in combination with other environmental factors, contribute to people developing the condition.

Oct 10, 2016, 18:18 PM IST

Mental disorder: Warning signs, importance of early intervention!

Learning about mental illnesses, their developing symptoms, or early warning signs and taking swift action can help. 

Oct 10, 2016, 14:12 PM IST

Siblings' mental health problems may affect you

 Individuals who have a brother or sister with mental disorders may be at an increased risk of developing the condition, a study has warned.

Sep 21, 2016, 20:38 PM IST

Performance boosting hormone may help patients with mental disorders

The hormone erythropoietin (EPO), mostly produced by the kidney, is essential for the production of red blood cells. 

Sep 19, 2016, 14:49 PM IST

Nearly 60 million Indians suffer from mental disorders

India is short of health professionals to address mental issues, particularly at the district and sub-district level.

Sep 09, 2016, 14:20 PM IST

This is what happens to your brain when you eat junk food!

Junk food lacks essential fatty acids like omega-6 and omega-3, which are crucial for healthy brain function.

Aug 31, 2016, 15:31 PM IST